Phoenix mom regains custody of her 2 young sons


by The Associated Press

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 1 at 8:58 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix woman who left her two children in a hot car while she attended a job interview has regained custody of them.

Shanesha Taylor was barred from seeing her two young sons after her March 20 arrest and only had visitation rights before Thursday's court decision.

Bystanders reported seeing Taylor's children alone in her car in Scottsdale and authorities say the temperature inside the car was above 100 degrees.

Taylor told investigators that she didn't have anyone to watch her 2-year-old and 8-month-old sons.

Last month, Maricopa County prosecutors agreed to dismiss abuse charges against the 35-year-old single mother if she successfully completes a diversion program.

Taylor told a judge Wednesday that she's establishing trust funds for the future education and child care needs of her sons.


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