Mom charged for leaving child in car

TATUM, N.M. (KRQE) – A Tatum mother has been arrested for leaving her 4-month-old child alone in a car while she shopped for more than half an hour.

Mayra Lozano, 19, is charged with child abuse and neglect.

Several witnesses saw the child in the car and tried to find Lozano inside the Dollar Tree, but couldn’t.

When she came out about 45 minutes later, police arrested her and said she didn’t appear to understand how important the situation was.

The child was reportedly sweating, exhausted from crying and had a soiled diaper, but is expected to be OK. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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