The man charged in the death of his two-year-old son after the child was left in a hot car Monday is asking the judge in the case for a bond reduction.

Shawn Rounsavall, 51, of Atmore, is charged with reckless murder.

The two-year-old was left in the car all day Monday, February 27, when temperatures reached nearly 80 degrees. Atmore Police said Rounsavall realized the child was in the back seat of his vehicle that afternoon when he went to pick up the toddler from daycare. Daycare workers told him the child was never dropped off that day. He then went outside and found the child. The toddler was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

Rounsavall was booked into the Escambia County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Attorneys for the defense requested that bond be reduced because Rounsavall cannot make that bond.

“That the interests of justice and fairness would best be served if the Defendant’s bond were reduced,” the motion reads.

The defense also requested a preliminary hearing in the case.

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