Retired Arkansas Judge Assigned To Hot Car Death Case

Feb 24, 2016

Thomas Naramore (left) and suspended judge Wade Naramore.
Credit Arkansas Times

The chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court has assigned a judge to preside over the case of a suspended judge who is charged in his son's death.

The Sentinel-Record reports that retired Circuit Judge John Langston will preside over Division 2 Circuit Judge Wade Naramore's trial.

Naramore was arrested Feb. 11 in connection with the July 2015 death of his 18-month-old son, Thomas. He is charged with negligent homicide. Arrest records say Naramore forgot to drop off his son at day care and left him in the back seat of a hot car for about five hours. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Naramore faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine if convicted. Arkansas' judicial discipline and disability commission suspended him with pay last week.