- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque woman whose 2-year-old nephew died after she forgot him in a hot car won’t have to go to prison.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1nEZxns) that Sandra Rodriguez Miramontes, who was 19 when the 2012 incident occurred, pleaded guilty last week to two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Miramontes will get four years of probation followed by a conditional discharge.

Defense attorney David Serna told the newspaper Friday that the conviction won’t stay on her record if Miramontes completes the probation.

Miramontes took an Alford plea, where a defendant maintains innocence but admits there is enough evidence for a conviction.

A conviction would mean she would face deportation.

She was initially indicted for child abuse resulting in death, which carries a mandatory 18-year sentence.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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