A woman facing charges after turning herself in for leaving her children in a hot car turned up at court and left her children in a hot car. Again.
The woman, 25-year-old Laquanda Newby, picked up additional charges and was arrested with no chance of bail. She was slapped with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child after police claimed she left her kids in a vehicle outside the Henrico County Courthouse, as well as for a previous incident.
Police found the children in the locked car following a witness tip off. They were found in the vehicle with the windows shut while temperatures were reportedly in the 90’s. Surveillance footage showed they had been there for over an hour.
David Kinkle, Henrico Sheriff’s Captain, told WTVR:
Their shirts were wet, sweat rolling off their brows. They seemed to be OK, but it was very hot. Had a citizen not alerted us to this, it’s a situation that would’ve turned out much differently.
Officers gave the children, aged six and one, water and snacks until their father came and picked them up.