Authorities say a Florida woman named Juana Perez-Domingo has been charged with the death of a 2-year-old child who was left in a hot car for hours after she forgot to take her to daycare.
Juana Perez-Domingo was paid $40 per week to drive the child to daycare when she reportedly left Jocelyn Mendez in the vehicle for seven hours on Friday, when real-feel temperatures reached 96 degrees, according to television station WPLG. Juana Perez-Domingo is accused of the aggravated homicide of a child, according to jail records obtained on Saturday. The woman’s bond was set at $50,000, and she was not represented by an attorney.
She is 43 years old.
Left A Toddler In Hot Car Full Details
Perez-Domingo, who is not licensed to drive, was meant to drop the young boy off at daycare in Homestead that morning, according to police.
However, because the childcare center was not yet open, Perez-Domingo brought Jocelyn to her home first, according to the outlet. She then left the toddler in the car until she returned seven hours later, according to authorities.
Instead of calling 911,Perez-Domingo took Jocelyn to her mother’s home, according to authorities. According to cops, the young girl had already died from what authorities assume was a heat-related sickness.
Juana Perez-Domingo is locked up at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. She’s charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. @MiamiDadePD says she left a 2-year-old girl in her care trapped in a hot car in Homestead for several hours on Friday, leading to her death. pic.twitter.com/b7QJUJp0R5
According to the station, Perez-Domingo was arrested early Saturday on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a kid. According to authorities, an autopsy has been requested to determine the tot’s official cause of death.
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