Shanesha Taylor, 35, the Arizona homeless mother who left her children in a car while she went on a job interview, will not face charges, reports Raw Story. But there are several conditions attached to Taylor’s freedom.
Taylor must first complete parenting and substance abuse treatment programs, and set up child care and education trust funds for her children, before the charges will be dropped.
“We believe this agreement represents a just resolution that appropriately holds the defendant accountable for her actions while also recognizing the best interests of her family,” said County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
Taylor’s sons, 6 months old and 2 years old, were pulled from a hot car on March 20, when the temperature exceeded 100 degrees. According to police, they were sweating profusely and in obvious distress.
The money for the trust fund will reportedly come from money raised by concerned supporters who empathized with Taylor.
As previously reported by NewsOne, approximately $115,000 was raised after 24-year-old Amanda Bishop spearheaded the campaign.
“I had a mother and family in general who struggled raising us and had to rely on other resources to provide for us and sometimes made not the greatest choices,” Bishop said.
“She could have been at a bar or at a club and leaving her children in the car,” Bishop continued. “Here’s a woman who is an example of someone who is trying — who is trying to better her situation and doing what she can to provide for her children.”
Luckily, the judge seems to agree.