Father Charged with Manslaughter After Daughter Dies in Hot Car

Holmes County Sheriff’s Office announced that Christopher McLean, father of 4-year-old Margie McLean who passed away on May 16, 2023, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in connection with his daughter’s death.

According to HCSO, McLean and the girl’s mother, Kathreen Adams, were charged with child neglect, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia after the incident in which Margie was found to have been left in a vehicle for approximately 14 hours.

In addition to the initial charges, Adams also is also charged with aggravated manslaughter.

In the months since Margie’s death, HCSO investigators have worked tirelessly with the 14th Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney and the Medical Examiner’s Office to ensure those involved are held accountable.