Kentucky Mother Charged With Leaving Infant In Hot Car

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - A seven-month-old child who was locked in a hot car while her mother was shopping at a southwestern Kentucky Wal-Mart is reported in good condition today in southwestern Kentucky.

Glasgow police Lieutenant Maxie Murray says two people who passed by the car of Jennifer Roach in the store's parking lot reported to police that a baby inside was crying. Officers opened the car and retrieved the baby. They said the temperature in the car was 115 degrees.

The 28-year-old Roach lives in the Lucas community of Barren County. She's being held in the Barren County Correction Center under a $2,500 bond. Roach is due in court at one o'clock this afternoon.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by mom Location: KY on Aug 14, 2007 at 08:55 AM
    Well, Voice of Reason, I know that Mel was just stating common sense, but the idiots that are doing this kind of stuff don't have any common sense. It is people like us that can help get some kind of changes made that can help stop these monsters in the future. Our lawmakers need to wake up, and instead of worrying about their next raise, get something done that will be worthwhile.
  • by mel Location: lex on Aug 14, 2007 at 08:45 AM
    Doug, you are absolutely right. We jump up and down on the "trash" but there is no difference in this and what the teacher in Mercer County did except that it was a fraction of the time that the teacher left her children...no charges, no kids taken away, nothing.
  • by mel Location: lex on Aug 14, 2007 at 05:03 AM
    Haha, Mom, been there and done that, much more content in the medical field :) And I am NOT abusive (thank you very much VofR) but I am sick of pregnant baby killers, sorry excuses for parents, and young people who get no direction from home that are terrorizing the community.
  • by Voice of Reason Location: Lexington on Aug 14, 2007 at 04:34 AM
    It's kind of funny in a sad way that someone thinks mel should be in law enforcement or lead people in a march to Frankfort just for displaying common sense. I'm not belittling you "mom" but it really shows how sad our world is when someone can just simply use common sense in their comments and others see it as a "revelation!"
  • by doug Location: morehead on Aug 14, 2007 at 04:33 AM
    i bet if this woman is a teacher she would have nothing to worry about
  • by Kate Location: Louisville on Aug 14, 2007 at 03:29 AM
    All I have to say is that when her number is up she may have a place hotter than inside a locked car in 95-degree weather waiting on her!!
  • by mom Location: KY on Aug 13, 2007 at 12:33 PM
    Mel-did you ever think of going into law enforcement-because you should!!Or maybe you could lead the rest of us in a march to Frankfort!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Voice of Reason Location: Lexington on Aug 13, 2007 at 10:32 AM
    If common sense was really "common" we wouldn't have problems like this. Like Mel said; don't even leave them in the car for one second. If you stop for gas, take them in the store with you to pay. It only takes a second for something to go wrong or for someone to take them from you. Don't become a statistic! Just for the record, I don't think Mel has ever been too abusive. It may only appear that way because more often than not, the TRUTH hurts.
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Aug 12, 2007 at 07:00 AM
    How can anyone with half a brain be so careless with what should be, the most precious being on earth to any parent. You NEVER leave your child, pet, or even your worst enemy alone in such circumstances. If you don't have someone to watch the child, you take it inside with you and if you'd rather not, then stay home!
  • by Joe Location: Lexington on Aug 12, 2007 at 02:27 AM
    Kelly from Waynesburg, Now I see your point. I kind of missed the rhetorical part of your first post. I agree with what you have to say. When it comes to the abandonment, letting children live in filth and play in the streets alone, etc., I agree that the father should be as much if not more responsible for those actions.

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