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Mom Not a Felon for Leaving Children in Car (access required)

A mother who left her five-year-old son and four-month-old daughter alone in an unlocked car in a public parking lot for 14 and one-half minutes is not guilty of felony child endangerment; the Court of Appeals reverses her conviction for insufficient evidence. Parental diligence? Once again, we are called upon to address when less-than-diligent parenting becomes criminal, and, ...