Motion Denied To Dismiss Case In Judge's Son's Hot Car Death

Jun 14, 2016

Suspended circuit Judge Wade Naramore and his son Thomas.
Credit Arkansas Times

A motion to dismiss charges against a suspended Garland County circuit judge in the death of his toddler son has been denied.

Attorneys for Judge Wade Naramore had argued the documents filed by prosecutors lacked adequate evidence for a conviction and asked that the case be dismissed.

Online court records show special judge John Langston on Tuesday found that the documents are sufficient and scheduled Naramore's trial to start Aug. 15.

Judge Wade Naramore has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the July 24 death of his 18-month-old son, Thomas.

His attorneys have said that the incident was "a tragedy but not a crime."