2008-10-23 / Local & State

Pa. Man Says No To Trial In Death Of Grandson

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia man says he just wanted to resolve the nightmare.

So, against the advice of his attorney, 59-year-old Edward Kanterman pleaded no contest Thursday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 14-month-old grandson, whom he had accidentally left locked in a broiling SUV.

Kanterman was sentenced to three years' probation and 200 hours of community service.

Authorities said Kanterman picked up Nicholas McCorkle on the morning of June 10 and was supposed to drop him off at a day-care center. He forgot the toddler was in his Ford Explorer and went straight to work at CHI Institute, in Broomall, where he taught.

Nicholas' mother, Rebecca Kanterman, said she did not blame her father for the "mistake" and did not want authorities to press charges.

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