Man Found in Car with Baby Was on Drugs: ME

By Michelle Wayland
|  Sunday, Feb 7, 2010  |  Updated 12:16 PM PDT
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Man Found in Car with Baby Was on Drugs: ME

NBCSanDiego.com

A man found dead in his car, slumped over his sleeping infant daughter, died of acute heroin and alcohol intoxication, according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

A clerk at a downtown gas station had joked with one of his regulars Jan. 4, asking if he was staying out of trouble. The man laughed and walked to his car parked just outside.

About an hour and a half later, James Robinson, 29, was found dead inside the car with his head resting on a sleeping baby still strapped in her car seat.

San Diego police investigators said Robinson lived in a La Mesa apartment with his girlfriend. He walked into the store to buy a Red Bull and returned to his car where a two-year old girl was strapped into a car seat.

When San Diego police officers were called to the gas station for another issue, Garcia asked that they check inside the car. Officers knocked on the window and woke up the baby who was asleep in the right rear seat of the car.

Officers tried to move Robinson and found him to be unresponsive.

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