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Safety recommendations published in wake of Morcilla trial

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - The Attorney General’s Office releases recommendations from safety experts following Thursday’s not guilty verdict in the Anthony Morcilla trial.

1.       Never ever leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even for a minute.
2.       If you see an unattended child in a hot vehicle, call 911 immediately.
3.       Be sure that all occupants leave the vehicle when unloading.
4.       Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat and when the child is put in it, place the animal in the front with the driver.
5.       Place your purse or briefcase in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car.
6.       Look before you leave your car when you get out.


Morcilla was found not guilty on charges of negligent homicide, leaving a child in a motor vehicle, and child abuse for the death of his two-year-old daughter Amanda.

It was in April 2013, the senior probation officer was running late when he allegedly forgot to take his toddler to day care that morning leaving her in his parked truck in the employee parking at the superior court.

As a result, the child died of suffocation and burns to almost half of her body.

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