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Shanesha Taylor, Arizona mom who left kids in hot car, finally gets sentenced in the case

Source: Youtube/TYT Nation
Source: Youtube/TYT Nation

Shanesha Taylor, the Arizona mother who made headlines last year after being arrested for leaving her two young children in a hot car to go on a job interview, was sentenced this past Friday by a Maricopa County judge.

In March of 2014 Taylor was arrested for leaving her sons, ages 2 and 6 months old, by themselves in an SUV while she went to a job interview at a Scottsdale, Arizona, State Farm Insurance office. After being arrested, her story, complete with a tearful mug shot, went viral and well-wishers soon crowd funded the 35-year-old woman over $100,000.

Taylor pleaded guilty to a single count of child abuse. a class 6 felony and domestic-violence offense, in exchange for the dismissal of a second count of child abuse and was granted a delayed prosecution with the conditions that she use the crowd funded monies to secure living arrangements and contribute to a trust fund for her children.

When she missed deadlines to contribute to the trust funds and other questions on how she was spending the money arose, the original charges were reinstated by the Maricopa County Attorney’s office.

Under the conditions of her 18 years of supervised probation, Taylor will have to complete parenting classes as well enter into a domestic violence treatment program.

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