“2-Year-Old Found in 107-Degree Car: Four People Charged”

By | August 11, 2023



Four people, including the parents, are facing charges after leaving a 2-year-old girl alone in a hot car while they shopped in Houston. The child was found in a car with two windows rolled down, and the temperature inside reached 107 degrees. The girl was treated for dehydration. The suspects are in custody and will appear in court on Monday. ABC13 Houston reported

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Friday, August 11, 2023 7:00PM

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Four individuals are facing charges after police discovered a 2-year-old girl left unattended in a sweltering vehicle while they were shopping at a clothing store in southwest Houston. The child’s parents are among those implicated.

According to court records, the child was found on Wednesday inside a car parked outside a Rainbow shop on Fondren Road, adjacent to a DD’s Discount Store. The vehicle had two partially rolled-down windows.

The temperature inside the car reportedly reached 107 degrees. Paramedics treated the distressed toddler at the scene for dehydration. It remains unclear who discovered the child.

The charges include child endangerment for Barbiana Carrillo and Luis Alvarez Martinez, while Barbara Carrillo and Orlando Javier Medina, identified as the child’s parents, face charges of child abandonment.

Authorities state that the suspects entered the Rainbow shop at 4:26 p.m., and the child was removed from the vehicle approximately 20 minutes later at 4:45 p.m.

Martinez’s bond is set at $5,000, while the other three suspects have a bond of $2,500 each.

As of Friday, all four individuals are in custody and are scheduled to appear in court on Monday.


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