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District Attorney: Grenada father's case will go before grand jury

Source: Carlos Moore Source: Carlos Moore
GRENADA, MS (WLBT) -

The Grenada city prosecutor does not want to move forward with the murder case of a man accused of leaving his baby in a car to die, but the district attorney says that a grand jury will decide whether he will be indicted on second degree murder charges. 

According to Joshua Blunt's attorney, Carlos Moore, the Grenada city prosecutor has decided not to proceed with the second degree murder charge.

"Mr. Blunt appreciates the city prosecutor for putting an effective end to the murder charge," said Moore. "Mr. Blunt's life has been irretrievably changed with the tragic loss of his beloved daughter. A racially biased judicial system was only compounding his problems as he prepares to lay his daughter to rest all why grieving the regrettable and accidental role he played in causing her untimely death. This has been a tragedy of unfathomable proportion and the family continues to request your prayers in the days and months ahead."

However, according to Grenada District Attorney Doug Evans, Blunt's case will go before a grand jury that will decide whether or not to move forward with an indictment.

Blunt was released from jail on Tuesday.

Last Thursday, his daughter, 8-month-old Shania Rihanna Caradine, died after he told police he accidentally left her in his car while he was at work. 

Blunt said he thought he dropped his child off at her grandparent's house before getting to work at 333 Restaurant. It was several hours before the baby was discovered.

The baby was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center where the hospital staff tried to save her life, but she died in the hospital.

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