Miles Harrison left his 21-one-month-old son Chase in his Suburban Vehicle in blazing sunshine and went to work. The boy died of heat-stroke after spending nine hours in the roasting vehicle.
On Wednesday, a Virginia county court ruled the American was not guilty of killing the Russian-born boy.
"We are deeply angered by the verdict of the Fairfax Circuit Court in Virginia. We consider it to be repulsive and unprecedented, even if in this case - unlike in others - it was criminal negligence that led to a tragic outcome, rather than deliberate ill-treatment. The decision of a judge, who did not see the crime in Harrison's actions and released him without any penalty, goes beyond any legal and moral framework," said the statement by the Foreign Ministry.
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The boy, born Dmitry Yakovlev in Russia's Pskov Region's children house, was adopted by Miles Harrison and his wife Carol three months prior to his death.
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