Grand jury returns 28 indictments
Posted: Thursday, Jan 14th, 2010
BY: Amanda Hayes/Senior Staff Writer 1-13-10

The mother of a 3-year-old child who died after being in a hot car in May has been indicted by an Upshur County Grand Jury for child neglect resulting in death, a felony.

Misty Dawn Linger, 29, of Buckhannon, allegedly unlawfully and feloniously neglected her son, Elijah “Nick” Linger, according to the indictment. Nick was discovered in a vehicle with the windows rolled up on May 28, 2009 and was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital.