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O'Fallon father charged in death of son released on bond

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Authorities say a 2-year-old boy was found dead in the car seen on the left in O'Fallon, Ill. on Thursday. By Belo Content KMOV Authorities say a 2-year-old boy was found dead in the car seen on the left in O'Fallon, Ill. on Thursday. By Belo Content KMOV
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(KMOV.com) –  The father of a child found dead after being left in a hot car in O’Fallon, Ill. was released on bond Saturday afternoon.

Wayne Hubert, 32, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say Hubert put the boy in the car around 2:30 p.m. and went back into the home. The charges say Hubert "consumed alcohol to a level which caused him to pass out on the floor." The boy's mother came home around 5 p.m. and found the child lifeless.

St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says the boy had a temperature of 104.6 degrees when first responders arrived on Thursday afternoon.

Hubert was jailed on $250,000 bond.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures reached 91 degrees on Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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