Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Another Mom Leaves Baby In Sweltering Car
Could this be an epidemic? Another mom left her baby in the car for up to 45 minutes today and it had to be rescued by medics and treated at hospital.
Last Thursday, a Spokane mom told police that she forgot she had a baby after the child was found crying and sweating in the car.
Orofino Police arrested the step-grandmother, accused of locking a baby inside a sweltering car for over 5 hours last Wednesday.
Officers attempted to rescue to the baby, but he had already passed away when they arrive.
The baby's step-grandmother, 33-year-old Rita Johnston, was booked into the Clearwater Co. Jail on involuntary manslaughter charges. She's being held on $15,000 bond.
Like the other women, Johnston told police she forgot about the youngster after going inside a friend's house and falling asleep.
I am SPEECHLESS. As soon as I get to where I am going, grabbing my son is the FIRST thing I do. Heck, we listen to Dora the whole way.
Who leaves a 2 1/2 month old baby in the car ALONE?? This is Ridiculous.