ABQ mother leaves 3-year-old to watch siblings alone

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque mother is behind bars after police say she left her 3-year-old home alone to watch his two younger siblings.

Amanda Griego, 22, is charged with abandonment or abuse of a child.

According to the criminal complaint when officers arrived to the apartment Wednesday the toddler answered the door wearing nothing but a dirty diaper.

They also found a 2-year-old child strapped into a high chair and a younger child on the ground in a bassinet.

Police say the kids were dirty, sweaty, dehydrated and there was marijuana on the floor within the children’s reach.

About 45 minutes later Griego arrived to the apartment and was arrested.

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