Mother Who Left Sons in Hot Car During Job Interview Sentenced to 18 Years Probation
The woman who was arrested March 2014 after leaving her then 2-year-old and 6-month-old son in a hot SUV while she interviewed for job at a State Farm Insurance in Scottsdale, Arizona was sentenced Friday to 18 years supervised probation. Shanesha Taylor, 36, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse in an effort to resolve a case that garnered national attention after her tearful mugshot was widely shared on the internet. Shanesha's defense argued at her sentencing that the mother of four did not mean to hurt her children, and had made a bad judgment call. The lengthy probation sentence was handed down to ensure that Shanesha's children would be adults when she completed the terms. Shanesha was arrested on March 20, 2014 after someone heard crying coming from a car parked in an office complex and alerted police. According to reports, Shanesha told police she left them there because she could not find day care. In addition to her sentence, she will have to complete parenting classes and a treatment program for domestic-violence offenders.