Oklahoma mother sentenced in hot car death case
September 15, 2017
DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma mother whose 5-month-old daughter died after being left alone in a hot vehicle has been convicted of felony child neglect.
Adele Gonzales, 37, of Del City was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday, The Oklahoman reported. She said she wasn't aware her baby was in her SUV when she spent more than two hours at a nail salon with her teenage daughter Aug. 29, 2015.
According to police, Gonzales initially said she brought the baby into the salon and only left her in the vehicle for about 20 minutes with the air conditioning on after returning home.