Shanesha Taylor, 35, whose tearful jail mugshot attracted
nationwide attention to her case and about $115,000 in Internet
donations, will be allowed supervised visits with her two sons
as she awaits trial on two felony child abuse charges, attorney
Benjamin Taylor said.
"She is very happy that our request was granted," said Benjamin
Taylor, no relation to his client. "She really misses her
children and can't wait to see them."
Shanesha Taylor was arrested in March after police discovered
her children, aged 6 months and 2 years, alone in a parked car.
The temperature inside exceeded 100 Fahrenheit (38 Celsius).
Police said the children were buckled in their seat belts in the
backseat of the vehicle, sweating profusely and in apparent
distress while the mother was interviewing for a job with an
Taylor pleaded not guilty in April. Her trial was set for
September 4 on Thursday.
Taylor's case attracted widespread media attention, focused on
the mugshot that captured her with tears streaming down her
face. A New Jersey woman was so moved that she started an online
effort to raise money to help Taylor pay her bills.
(Reporting by David Schwartz; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and
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