Portales Daycare Owners on Trial for Child Abuse in Hot Car Case
John Curiel2 months ago
The two owners of a Portales, New Mexico daycare are on trial for leaving two children in a hot car in July 2017.
Daycare Owners Accused of Child Abuse
According to Everything Lubbock, the mother and daughter owners of the day care, 67-year-old Mary Taylor and 31-year-old Sandi Taylor, left two young girls in the back of a daycare van in the heat of the summer.
The two children, Maliyah Jones and Aubrey Loya, both under the age of 2, suffered heat-related illnesses. Loya was left with brain damage while Jones ultimately died of heatstroke.
Defense Team Says it Was an Accident
The Taylors’ defense team argues the two daycare owners were unloading children from a company van but overlooked Jones and Loya who were still strapped into safety seats, resulting in a tragic accident.
Of parents of children who have died of vehicular heatstroke, 54.25% have done so unknowingly.
A total of 87% of children who have died of vehicular heatstroke were 3 years of age or younger, and 54% were age one or under.
On average, 37 children die each year to due heatstroke from being left in a hot car.
Children can die of heatstroke in a car in temperatures as low as 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
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