FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — A Lauderhill woman was taken into custody and charged after police say she left her three children alone in a car while she was in a supermarket.
Davie Police say that on Saturday, 34-year-old Marialie Sainville ran into a Publix and left her children — ages 1, 3 and 6 — by themselves in her car. Police say she was inside for about four minutes before someone saw the children and called 911.
Sainville was arrested and charged with three counts of child neglect without bodily harm.
The children have since been placed with their father.
In court Sunday, an attorney representing Sainville told Broward Judge Jeffrey Levenson that she had ties to the community and “has lived here a long, long time.”