WVa Mom Who Left Baby In Hot Car Apologizes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Mommy of a Little Girl Location: Vienna on Sep 12, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    Im sorry but I don't think this woman is sorry, any parent with any common sense would not do this. What happened if someone kidnapped that kid? I just do not understand how someone could leave there child in a car alone....Im a young mother, 21 years old with a one year old, and My baby is my whole soul and life, how could u do something like that..I wouldn't even imagine doing that...Its normal motherly instinct to think "why would i leave my baby alone in a car...thats ignorant" Apperantly some people just DONT THINK!
  • by monica Location: parkersburg on Sep 10, 2009 at 07:13 PM
    hey i think that she might be sorry but she knew what she was doing an that is very wrong some people get there child taken away for stupid things but people like her get to keep her child i think they ought to take the child away from her and put in a loving family where it will be loved
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