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Woman who left kids in car for interview can visit them

Shanesha Taylor CBS affiliate KPHO

PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman accused of leaving her kids in a hot car while she went to a job interview has been approved for supervised visits with her two young sons.

A Maricopa County Superior Court commissioner agreed Thursday to allow 35-year-old Shanesha Taylor to have contact with her 2-year-old and 6-month-old boys if a Child Protective Services worker is present.

AZCentral.com reports Taylor's children have been living with family under the supervision of the Division of Child and Family Services.

The commissioner scheduled Taylor's trial for felony child abuse for Sept. 4.

Taylor was arrested March 20 after bystanders reported seeing her children alone in her car in Scottsdale. She has been barred from seeing her children ever since.

Authorities say the children were in the car for 45 minutes and the temperature inside was over 100 degrees.

Taylor told investigators that she couldn't find a sitter and that she was homeless, however Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said an investigation revealed Taylor did have a home address and a job at the time, reports CBS affiliate KPHO.

The case has drawn sympathy from people who see Taylor as a single mother who was trying to get work. An online fundraising site has reportedly raised more than $114,000 for Taylor.

  • Crimesider Staff

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