By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 22:22 BST, 21 September 2019 | Updated: 22:29 BST, 21 September 2019
A Florida group home employee has been arrested after a disabled man he was caring for died in the backseat of his hot van.
Joshua Russell, 26, was charged with aggravated manslaughter on Friday over the death of John LaPointe in Seminole on May 9.
According to police, Russell was employed at the Crossroads of Pinellas, where he looked after LaPointe - who had Down Syndrome.
LaPointe was non-verbal, hearing impaired, and had the cognitive ability of a 1-year-old, authorities claim.
On May 9, Russell took LaPointe to a doctor's appointment in his van, before deciding to stop at his own house while transporting LaPointe back to the group home.
Joshua Russell (left) was charged with aggravated manslaughter on