Warrants issued for grandfather in hot car death of 2-year-old boy

ONEONTA, Ala. (WBRC) – Authorities in Oneonta are investigating what they say is the death of a child left in a hot car on Tuesday, according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE: Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey announced two warrants for the child’s grandfather, William Wiesman. Casey said Wiesman’s grandson, 2-year-old Ian Wiesman, died as a result of his actions on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Casey said according to the affidavit, Wiesman picked the child up, went to his place of business and left the 2-year-old boy in his truck. Casey said the grandfather returned to the truck several times, even drove the truck, believing he had dropped the boy off at daycare. Casey said the child’s car seat was front-facing.

The Oneonta Police Department, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Blount County DHR, and Blount County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death of the two-year-old boy.

Casey said the warrants are for reckless and/or criminally negligent acts. Casey said Wiesman was being questioned at the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say family members found the toddler in a vehicle off State Highway 75 at approximately 3:06 p.m. The child was discovered inside the car at a daycare; however, the child was not under the supervision of the daycare facility.

William Wiesman
William Wiesman(Blount County Sheriff’s Office)

A family member transported/found him dead around 3 p.m. at the facility, according to police.

An emotional Casey said her heart breaks for the family and she said the family is very upset. Casey said, “As a mom, I don’t think anybody ever understands it… I didn’t sleep last night.”

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The case is under investigation.


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