Virginia mom accused of leaving kid in hot car goes to court, leaves kids in car

Laquanda Newby, 25, of Henrico County, Virginia, has been charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child after twice leaving her children inside a hot car. The second time, Newby was at a local courthouse to turn herself in for the first charge. (Photo: Henrico Co. Jail)
Laquanda Newby, 25, of Henrico County, Virginia, has been charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child after twice leaving her children inside a hot car. The second time, Newby was at a local courthouse to turn herself in for the first charge. (Photo: Henrico Co. Jail)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (MEDIA GENERAL) – It seems that a Virginia mom has not learned her lesson.

Laquanda Newby, 25, has been charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child after police said she left her children inside her hot car outside of the Henrico County Courthouse on Monday, June 8, 2015.

The kicker? Newby was at the courthouse to turn herself in after being accused of leaving her children in her car May 26 while she shopped at an area Sam’s Club.

After police discovered the children in the car with the windows shut, Newby was booked into the Henrico Jail. Officers brought the kids, ages 6 and 1, inside and gave them water and snacks until their father came and picked them up.

Officials could not say exactly how long the children were in the car, but surveillance footage showed the kids there for more than an hour. Temperatures in Henrico County reportedly reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday.

“Their shirts were wet, sweat rolling off their brows,” Henrico Sheriff’s Capt. David Kinkle told WTVR. “They seemed to be OK, but it was very hot.”

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