7-Month-Old Left In Car In NM

Jun 12, 2013

A 7-month-old boy is in critical condition after police say his Albuquerque parents left him inside a car in the scorching desert heat.

KOB-TV reports that the baby was left in the car on Monday and is suffering from severe brain trauma.

According to a criminal complaint, the baby's mother, 25-year-old Erica Garcia, told police she left the baby with his father, Juan Flores, while she left to get a mandatory drug test. But Flores told investigators he didn't remember that, and he thought his child was with the mother the whole time.

Police say the mother found her baby blue and barely breathing.

The complaint says Flores also told police he used heroin the day before.

Both parents face charges.

It's unclear if the parents had attorneys.


Information from: KOB-TV.

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