Report: Flint girl's hot car death accidental, dad drug-free

TYLER (KYTX) -- Russel Lindstrom, charged with manslaughter in the hot car death of his young daughter was in court Friday morning for a bond-reduction hearing. Lindstrom's 4-year-old daughter Bella died after being in a hot car on the family property for an unknown amount of time on June 11. Bella's sister Zoey was also in the car an survived. L…

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Report: Flint girl's hot car death accidental, dad drug-free

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22 August 2014 [08:59 AM]
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21 August 2014 [10:15 AM]