MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The grandparents of a nearly year old boy were awarded custody of their grandson Friday after the child was found alone for hours in a Miami motel room earlier this month.
The boy’s mother, Marline Mieses, was also ordered to attended Alcoholics Anonymous classes and be fitted with an alcohol-monitoring bracelet.
Mieses, 23, was charged with child neglect after police said she left her 11-month old son, Ismael, in a room at the Seven Seas Motel, located at 5940 Biscayne Blvd on May 13th.
A housekeeper at the motel called police after she found the baby in the room all alone. The baby was found in a playpen with blankets and a bottle of milk, according to the police report.
About two and a half hours later, Mieses returned to the motel where police were waiting for her. Police said she told detectives she left the motel around 11:00 a.m. and went to several stores in North Miami in an attempt to sell her food stamps. She said she didn’t want to take her son with her because it was raining and she didn’t want him to get wet.
Mieses is currently out on bond.