Prior to her 5-year old son’s death, Whitney Bosselman googled, “do people cry when they’re dying.”
When little Christopher, who went by C.K., was discovered unresponsive in the family car on a sweltering day, his death could have easily been ruled accidental.
The boy was autistic and had a history of escaping from the house and wandering about.
Things got very complicated for the 31 years old mom, Whitney Bosselman when the police examined her Internet search history.
A completely different picture emerged – that of a woman thinking about, if not downright planning the death of her own child.
Baked To Death In His Mother’s Car
Whitney Bosselman of Waterford, Connecticut, was arrested on Oct 15, 2018, and charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of the boy.
The Whitney Bosselman story began on May 3 when the woman called 911 to report her son Christopher was missing from the family home.
She said she went for a nap at around 11.30 am, leaving the boy in the living room, with the doors locked and the alarm on.
When she got up around 2 pm, the child was gone. According to local reports, the police had no trouble finding the little boy.
After searching the house and the garden, at 2.48 pm, C.K. was discovered naked and buckled into the back of his mother’s car.
He was unresponsive, had no pulse, and all the attempts to resuscitate him failed.
It was an 86-degree died and C.K. had been baked to death in his mother’s Toyota, which was found with the doors and windows locked.
According to the official death report, the boy died “from hyperthermia due to environmental exposure in an enclosed vehicle.” The report did not specify the exact time of death.
The way Whitney explained what must have happened it all seemed to fit. She “believed that C.K. got out of the house via the living room window which leads to the front porch.”