- Associated Press - Thursday, October 3, 2019

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died after being left in a hot car near Los Angeles has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

KCBS-TV cites a Los Angeles County coroner’s report that says 34-year-old Lacey Mazzarella left her daughter inside a car with the heater on while she went to drink with a friend in another car. According to the report, Mazzarella fell asleep and when she woke up several hours later she found the girl unresponsive. The child died at a hospital.

The Sheriff’s Department says Mazzarella was arrested Wednesday and bail is set at $1 million. It wasn’t immediately known if she has an attorney.


Information from: KCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2.com/

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