Should AZ Mom Go to Jail for Allegedly Leaving Kids in Car During Job Interview?
Should a poor Arizona woman go to jail for leaving her two children in the car while she went on a job interview? The “Is It Legal” panel discussed this story tonight on The O’Reilly Factor.
Shanesha Taylor, 35, is facing two felony counts of child endangerment for allegedly leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old sons in a car during a job interview. It was more than 80 degrees out, and about 100 degrees inside the car, Kimberly Guilfoyle said.
Taylor, a single mom who only has part-time employment, said she wasn’t able to find a babysitter for her children.
Supporters have pledged more than $100,000 to help her, and a petition called for the charges to be dropped. But Taylor could still face more than eight years in prison for her alleged actions.
The children are now in state care.
Bill O’Reilly said he doesn’t think Taylor should be put in jail, but she should be supervised by state authorities. He said leaving her children in the car was “a terrible decision.”
O’Reilly said Taylor should have taken her boys into the job interview and said, “You know, I really need this job, and I couldn’t find a babysitter, so here are my children.”