Homeless Mom Who Left Kids in Car During Job Interview Pleads Not Guilty

Shanesha Taylor couldn't find a babysitter to watch her children

The Huffington Post is reporting that Shanesha Taylor has pled not guilty to abandoning her children while she went on a job interview.

The 35-year-old Phoenix woman couldn’t find anyone to watch her children, so she left her 2-year-old son and 6-month old baby in her vehicle with the key still in the ignition and the windows rolled down an inch.

“Everything is focused on the mother and understandably so. It seems to be a very compelling human interest story,” County Attorney Bill Montgomery said at a recent news conference. “But I’m equally concerned and compelled about the circumstances those two children were in.”

24-year-old Amanda Bishop of New Jersey, was inspired to set up a fundraising web page for Taylor and has since raised $91,000 for her legal efforts.