Virginia mom accused of leaving kid in hot car goes to court, leaves kids in hot car

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Virginia mom apparently did not learn her lesson.

Laquanda Newby, 25, is charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of child after police said she left her two children inside her hot car outside the Henrico County Courthouse on Monday.

According to WTVR, Newby was at the courthouse to turn herself in for a previous situation that involved her allegedly leaving a child in a hot car.

On May 26, Newby was accused of leaving a child in a car while she shopped at Sam's Club. When police arrived, they found Newby by her car and could not arrest her for the alleged crime because they had not witnessed it.

Instead, the officer swore out a warrant if Newby promised to later turn herself in, according to WTVR.

When Newby turned herself in on Monday, police said she left her two children -- ages 6 and 1 -- in her car. Deputies could not say for sure how long the two children were in the car but surveillance video showed it was more than an hour.

The car's windows were closed and temperatures hit the 90s on Monday in Henrico County, police said.

Newby was booked in the Henrico Jail. Her bond was later denied.

The children were placed in the custody of their father.

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