Temperature in car where children died near 130

Charleston, SC - CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - An expert witness says temperatures in the car where two South Carolina children died reached nearly 130 degrees on a July day almost three years ago.

Meteorologist Jan Null testified Thursday in Charleston in the trial of Sametta Heyward. Heyward is accused of letting her children die in the car then stuffing their bodies in trash bags under her sink.

She faces two counts of homicide by child abuse and two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.

Null says his figures did not factor in the 70 percent humidity that day that would have made it feel even hotter.

Authorities allege Heyward could not find a baby sitter and left her children outside in her car while she worked at her job at a group home.

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