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Hot Springs residents react to Naramore's charges

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - After nearly seven months, a decision was made on Thursday regarding charges of a circuit court judge whose child died from being left in a hot car in July of 2015. 

Once the arrest warrant was issued for Judge Wade Naramore, THV11's Marlisa Goldsmith went to McClard's Bar-B-Q in Hot Springs to find out the residents' opinions. At McClard’s, you would be hard pressed to find a person who did not know about Wade Naramore. 

Roberta Joseph asked, “Who hasn’t?”

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In the midst of ordering her favorite meal, Joseph shared her sentiments with her son. She said, “I do feel sorry for the family.” It seemed as if everyone in town had heard about the latest developments. “I’m just glad there’s an answer.” 

After months of waiting, an arrest warrant for Circuit Court Judge Wade Naramore was issued. He was charged with negligent homicide in the death of his 18-month old son, Thomas, after leaving him in a hot car last July.

“I just don’t think there should ever be an opportunity or a situation where you leave a child in a car,” Dianne Nelson explained. For Nelson, the case hits close to home. She said, “I’m a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother and those kids, there’s just nothing like them.”

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Nelson and Joseph both believe no matter your role in society, we must all face the consequences for our actions. “If it had been anybody other than a judge, I think it would have happened sooner rather than later,” Joseph added. 

Naramore surrendered himself to the Garland County Detention Center. He was released on a $5,000 bond. 

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