New Cumberland, W.Va. (AP) -- A new cumberland woman has apologized for leaving her baby alone in a hot car while she went shoplifting at a Wal-Mart.
Twenty-three-year-old Elizabeth Marie Lancaster says she made a huge mistake she'll never forget.
After appearing at a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Brooke County, she told a tv station she is mortified by her actions and will accept whatever punishment is necessary.
Lancaster is charged with child neglect causing injury and shoplifting.
Police say the baby had been left alone in Lancaster's car for at least 20 minutes last month in the Weirton Wal-Mart's parking lot.
The car was running and the windows were down, but it was an 85-degree day.
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