- 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.


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