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Father charged in son’s death released on bond

O’FALLON – A southwest Illinois man charged with involuntary manslaughter after his toddler son was found dead inside a sweltering car is out of jail on bond.

The Belleville News-Democrat reported Wayne M. Hubert was released Saturday after the 32-year-old posted 10 percent of his $250,000 bail.

The county coroner has said 23-month-old Nathan had a temperature of 104.6 degrees when first responders arrived Thursday afternoon.

Police say Hubert took Nathan to the car around 2:30 p.m. and went back into his O’Fallon home. Inside, a charging document says Hubert “consumed alcohol to a level which caused him to pass out.” The boy’s mother came home about 5 p.m. and the child was found.

Neighbors described Hubert as a loving father. A phone message left for Hubert on Sunday wasn’t returned.

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