PORTALES, N.M. — Authorities in Portales say two in-home day care workers who are mother and daughter were arrested on suspicion of child abuse after two young children were left in a hot car. One child is dead and the other was clinging to life Wednesday in a Lubbock hospital.
Police say responding officers found the children not breathing Tuesday afternoon.
Deputy District Attorney Brian Stover says police believe the two children were left in the vehicle after one of the workers returned from taking six children to a park.
Neighboring Clovis’ high Tuesday was 95 degrees.
Police say 67-year-old Mary E. Taylor and 31-year-old Sandi Taylor were arrested and jailed on suspicion of child abuse and jailed pending court appearances.