Shanesha Taylor's Crybaby Interview With New York Times Reveals Bad Decision-Making

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Shanesha Taylor, the Valley mother who achieved fame by leaving her kids in a hot car, sheds tears and blames the economy in an exclusive interview the New York Times published Sunday.

Taylor's facing felony prosecution for her decision to leave her 2-year-old and 6-month-old kids in a car for 70 minutes while she interviewed for a job at a Scottsdale insurance agency.

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Daniel Gray Didn't Notice Baby Dying in Car as He Stood Next to It, Smoking Weed, Cops Say

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Phoenix police say a man didn't realize for several hours that he left his 3-month-old son in a hot car, even though he was smoking weed right next to the car at one point.

Daniel Gray's 3-month-old son, James, died in the car, which was parked behind a sports bar where Gray works.

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Joscilin Smith Burns Husband and Child; Cops Say Only Her Husband Got to Go to the Hospital

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After a Mesa woman tossed boiling water on her husband and child, the couple decided that only the husband should be hospitalized, as they feared that Child Protective Services might find out.

CPS did find out, and that 4-year-old child has since been taken to the Maricopa County Burn Unit -- two weeks after being burned, police say.

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Phoenix Couple Let Malnourished Baby Die, as "Religious Beliefs" Kept Them From Doctors

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Whatever religion calls for letting malnourished babies die instead of bringing them to a doctor, that's the religion that Phoenix parents Ernest Ingram and Denise Snow-Ingram apparently follow.

Police say the couple cited "religious beliefs" as their 15-month-old baby died on Wednesday, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces -- about a pound more than the average birth weight in the United States.

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Meth-Head Mom Allegedly Shot Up 5-Year-Old Kid With Meth

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Jacqueline Trousdale
An admitted meth user's 5-year-old daughter tested positive for meth, after the girl complained about her mother sticking her with needles, police say.

Jacqueline Trousdale, a 30-year-old Phoenix resident, was the subject of "several" ongoing Child Protective Services investigations, according to court documents obtained by New Times, which isn't exactly hard to believe.

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Mom of Wandering Anthem 2-Year-Old Arrested, Already Has a Record With CPS

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Nikki Hockett
The mother of the 2-year-old girl who was found wandering around an Anthem neighborhood around 4 a.m. yesterday has been arrested on a child-abuse charge.

Turns out, yesterday was not 22-year-old Nikki Hockett's first run-in with Child Protective Services.

See also:
-2-Year-Old Found Wandering Around Anthem Neighborhood at 4 a.m.


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2-Year-Old Found Wandering Around Anthem Neighborhood at 4 a.m.

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This little girl went for a stroll around 4 a.m. today.
An Anthem man found a 2-year-old girl in his driveway around 4:30 a.m. today, and had never seen this little girl before in his life.

Deputies eventually found one of the child's parents, 22-year-old Nikki Hockett, more than two hours later. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Joaquin Enriquez tells New Times authorities are still trying to figure out what exactly she was doing this morning while her youngster went on a stroll.

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Jennifer Barnes Headed to Prison for Shoving Feces in Son's Mouth, Toothbrush in His Anus

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Jennifer Barnes
The Gilbert mother who shoved feces in her 10-year-old son's mouth and shoved his toothbrush in his anus in 2011, among other horrific abuses, will be spending some time in prison.

A judge sentenced 41-year-old Jennifer Barnes today to more than 13 years in prison, which will be followed be a lifetime on probation.

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Jennifer Barnes Adopted a Child -- Then Shoved Feces in His Mouth


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Jessica Harvey Passed Out Drunk While Infant Kids Started Eating Random Pills, Cops Say

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Jessica Harvey
A Phoenix woman who stepped outside of her apartment to have a smoke Tuesday evening found her neighbor's infant children sitting outside and eating pills -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- from six different bottles, police say.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the woman ran into the apartment next door and found the kids' mother, 36-year-old Jessica Harvey, passed out on the floor between the bathroom and the hallway.

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Rozeanna Luna, After Unsuccessfully Trying to Give Away Her Baby at a Phoenix Gas Station, Calls 911 on Herself to Get Rid of Child

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Rozeanna Luna
A Phoenix mother tried to give away her 6-month-old baby to four random people at a gas station before just giving up and calling 911 on herself, in hopes that she'd be jailed, and her child would be taken away, police say.

Rozeanna Luna, 36, actually has several older children, including a 20-year-old son, with whom she regularly smokes meth, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

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