Trial set for Arizona mom charged with leaving children in hot car
I wonder if she is crying now. When this first happened I was really torn. This happened around the time it seemed daily, someone was leaving their child in a hot car and letting them die. I was really upset with her when I read she intentionally left them to go on a job interview. But a lot of people had sympathy because 'she was trying to get a job'. Okay, the kids didn't die either. GOD shined his light on her. She lucked out and then lucked up on a bunch of money. Now all she had to do was provide for her sons' futures. Just like she requested a reduction in the amount she was to deposit; later she could have gone before the courts and requested some of the money over the next few years. BUT NO. This chick must be blowing through the money. She getting ready to go to jail on felony child abuse. I hope she has what she says she has and get the trusts set up for her sons. I will keep up on this story to see if it ever comes out where all that money went in less than 6 months... read on. Let me know how you vote AnyandEverythingblog.com jury. GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY? Arizona prosecutors will go to trial to press felony child abuse charges against a woman who drew national attention when she left her two young sons in a hot car while attending a job interview, a county attorney's spokesman said on Friday. Shanesha Taylor missed another deadline on Thursday to deposit $40,000 into court-mandated trust funds for her boys, which would have spared her the charges under a plea agreement struck earlier this year with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, said the spokesman, Jerry Cobb. "That was her last opportunity that we were giving her to avoid prosecution," Cobb said. "The deal is now off the table." The trial in the much-publicized case is scheduled to begin on Dec. 10. Taylor, 35, was arrested by Phoenix police in March and charged with two counts of felony child abuse after officers found her 6-month-old and 2-year-old boys in the car in their child seats, sweating and in obvious distress, in temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The plight of a mother trying to get a job to help care for her children, despite putting them at risk in the process, attracted widespread coverage, as did a police mugshot that showed Taylor sobbing as she was booked into custody. An online fundraising effort that was launched by a New Jersey woman on her behalf raised nearly $115,000. In July, Taylor reached an agreement with prosecutors which included the provision that she put $60,000 into trusts to pay for her sons' education and childcare, and that she complete substance abuse treatment and parenting classes. A month later, she regained custody of her children. But prosecutors who said their patience was at an end reinstated the child abuse charges after she failed to deposit the money, even after she won an agreement to reduce the amount to $40,000. Taylor, who remains unemployed, could not be reached for comment on Friday. She told reporters on Thursday that she still has $72,000 left from the donations but has had problems working out the details of setting up the trust funds.