Mom in hot car death: 'It never crossed my mind until I got off'

Mom in hot car death says she's heartbroken
Published: Aug. 13, 2018 at 9:26 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2018 at 10:53 PM EDT
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The family is selling a mug to commemorate Dameer's short life. (Source: Family of Blondia Curry)
The family is selling a mug to commemorate Dameer's short life. (Source: Family of Blondia Curry)

EMPORIA, VA (WWBT) - Blondia Curry is heartbroken following the death of her son, Dameer, after he was left in a hot car while she went to work in Emporia.

Curry said she forgot the boy in her car because he was asleep.

"If I could give my baby the breath out of my body, I would." Blondia Curry said.

Surrounded by family just days after losing her youngest son, Blondia Curry is speaking out on what happened.

"I went to work and I just forgot to drop Dameer off. I forgot all about it. I was so overwhelmed." Curry said.

Curry works at Domino's pizza in Emporia.

She says the woman who was suppose to watch 6-month-old Dameer cancelled, and that threw off her routine.

"I got to work at 4:02 p.m., and it never crossed my mind until I got off," Curry said. "I got back in the car and said I need to go pick Dameer up first and I realized never dropped him off. I just reached in the back and felt back there and he was back there in the seat. He was burning up."

Police say the boy spent five hours inside the hot car.

"He was asleep, so I didn't hear him or anything. I just pray to God it all happened in his sleep," Curry said. "I pray he never woke up or anything. Everybody is asking why and passing judgement, but I know I love all four of my children."

Friday was also Curry's first day back to work for Curry, after her 10-year-old daughter was hospitalized and diagnosed with diabetes.

"We are going through, and we need people's prayers and genuine love." Curry's mom said.

Memories now flood the mind of the grieving mother.

"I just think about how much he smiles," Curry said. "He was the happiest baby. He always smiled."

Curry says she already feels guilty and the hate from the internet is constant.

The mother is not facing any charges at this time from police. She is now planning a funeral for her young son.

The family is selling customized mugs to remember Dameer and has started a GoFundMe account to help cover the cost of the funeral.

"Everybody has so much to say, but I have to live with this for the rest of my life," Curry said. "Tomorrow, next week, everybody will forget about it, but I have to think about this every day. Every day."

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