- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Bond has been set at $2,100 for a Phoenix mother who’s accused of child endangerment after leaving her 4-month-old daughter in a hot car.

Ericka Quintanilla had her initial court appearance Monday. She doesn’t have an attorney yet.

The 32-year-old Quintanilla was arrested after her daughter was found inside a locked SUV outside a store about 5 p.m. Friday.

Police believe the baby was in the car for 20 minutes and the temperature outside was around 104 degrees.

A witness says the infant was crying, the windows were rolled up and the vehicle’s engine was turned off.

Police say the baby’s body was covered with a blanket and she was sweating.

An officer broke the rear passenger window, unlocked the doors and safely removed the baby from the car seat.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide