Moscow outraged over manslaughter of adopted Russian boy

Russia's Foreign Ministry says it's outraged by the decision to clear Miles Harrison, who left the baby in a car for 9 hours during blazing summer heat. The court in the U.S. state of Virginia ruled there was not enough proof of manslaughter.

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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