Alabama mom arrested in hot car death of infant

Jennifer Bowden. (WKRG)

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (WKRG) — Jennifer Bowden has been arrested in the death of her baby boy in a hot car in Monroeville last week, according to officials.

Zachary, Bowden’s son, was just 7-months-old. Police say they found out about the death initially because Bowden was speeding to the hospital when an officer followed her and subsequently learned something was wrong with the baby.

Other law enforcement sources have also told News 5 that at the time of the baby’s death, his core body temperature was 110 degrees and had been left in Bowden’s car for three hours.

Bowden has an older son who she had dropped off at school Friday morning.

Bowden is charged with reckless manslaughter, and her bond was set at $30,000.

The district attorney told News 5 it’s still an open investigation.

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