• BABY DIES AFTER BEING FORGOTTEN IN HOT CAR: SAN JOSE (AP) — An infant has been pronounced dead after accidentally being left in a hot car alone for hours.
San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol says the department received a report of an unresponsive child in a vehicle just before 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Investigators determined that the infant’s father was supposed to drop the infant off at a babysitter’s house before going to work. Instead, Randol says, the father parked the car on the street and went to work while the child was still strapped in its car seat.
Randol says no arrests have been made pending a review of the case by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
The temperature reached 79 degrees Fahrenheit in San Jose on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
• ACLU FILES SUIT ON TIMELINESS OF ASYLUM INTERVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigration advocates are filing suit against the federal government, saying immigration officials are violating their own rules by failing to provide a speedy hearing to some immigrants who face deportation.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco by two California affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigrant Justice Center.
The groups say the Administrative Procedure Act requires that people who face removal orders and who have been previously deported should be granted a speedy interview to decide if they have a reasonable fear that they would be persecuted in their home country.
The plaintiffs allege that some immigrants have spent months in detention awaiting interviews and later, asylum hearings.
• PROSECUTORS SEEK DEATH PENALTY IN SLEEPOVER DEATH: OAKLAND (AP) — Alameda County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old Oakland girl during a sleepover.
Deputy District Attorney John Brouhard told a judge on Thursday that prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against Darnell Williams of Oakland in the shooting death of Alaysha Carradine in July.
The 23-year-old Williams has been charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the girl after she answered the front door at her friend’s apartment during a sleepover in Oakland.
Another suspect, 27-year-old Joe Carroll, also of Oakland, faces similar charges.
Williams also faces two special circumstances that make him eligible for the death penalty —committing multiple murders and lying in wait.