An Arizona woman who left her kids in a hot car while she went on a job interview spoke to Elisabeth Hasselbeck this morning after authorities dropped criminal charges.


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Shanesha Taylor, 35, left her sons, ages 2 and 6 months, in an SUV for 45 minutes, explaining that it was an act of desperation as a single mom struggling to provide for her kids.

Taylor went into detail about the day of the interview and her arrest, saying she had arranged for a babysitter who canceled at the last minute. With not enough time or gas money to go 30 minutes away to another sitter, Taylor said she was forced to make "the best choice out of a bad set of options."

Elisabeth asked whether Taylor would make the same choice again.

"I ask myself that a thousand times and I keep coming back to the same choice on being able to provide or to care for them. And that's a choice that many people are facing today. There are too many people trying to figure out how to keep quality child care as well as support the family," said Taylor.

Her attorney, Benjamin Taylor, said the focus now is on Taylor regaining custody of her children.

"I believe I'll get them back because I'm doing everything and anything possible to get them back," she said. "To those that say I don't deserve them back, I simply ask for that chance to prove myself."

Watch the full interview above and let us know your take below on the legal case against Taylor.


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