Canyon County

Marsing man pleads guilty to leaving baby in hot car at Caldwell dealership, killing her

Haven Hackworth
Haven Hackworth

The Marsing man who left a baby in his vehicle at a Caldwell car dealership could face up to 10 years in prison for the child’s death.

Haven Hackworth, 24, pleaded guilty last week to involuntary manslaughter.

On May 20, Hackworth left 5-month-old Kyrae Vineyard in a vehicle parked outside a car dealership in the 4000 block of Cleveland Boulevard.

It is unclear how long the child was left unattended in the vehicle, strapped into a car seat with the windows rolled up. It was about 74 degrees outside by the time the child was found.

When police arrived after a 911 call, the girl was unresponsive.

Officers said Hackworth is not the child’s father, but he was taking care of the child that afternoon. Caldwell police reported that Hackworth was in a relationship with Kyrae’s mother at the time of the child’s death.

Hackworth was released from jail on bond on Nov. 21.

He’s set for sentencing at 9 a.m. March 27 in Canyon County.