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.
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.