No Charges in Death of 12-year-old Arizona Hiker

Prosecutors decline to go after a man who took Cody Flom, 12, on a hike in 110-degree heat.
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Hiking in Sonoran Desert Reserve

A trailhead near Phoenix.

Cody Flom died of heat exposure on July 22, 2016, but the Maricopa County Attorney's Office recently decided not to pursue criminal charges. Flom, 12, was hiking on a mountain trail in north Phoenix with his mother's boyfriend and collapsed when temperatures hit 110 degrees, but prosecutors have determined they cannot prove a felony offense beyond a reasonable doubt.

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