CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A San Diego woman who left her 4-month-old daughter in a hot car while shopping in a National City clothing store last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony child abuse.
Starley Cristal Geart, 26, also admitted an allegation that her actions caused great bodily injury to her child.
Geart will be sentenced to probation and up to a year in jail on Nov. 5.
A maintenance worker and a customer of the clothing store on East Plaza Boulevard reported seeing an infant strapped in a child seat in the back of a parked sedan with its windows rolled up and doors locked shortly after 3 p.m. on July 24, 2012, according to Sgt. Julian Villagomez.
Police and paramedics were called and found the baby unresponsive and "sweating profusely" inside the vehicle and forced entry to get her out, Villagomez said.
Paramedics were able to revive the infant, who apparently had been locked in the vehicle for about 10 minutes. She was taken to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, where she was treated, evaluated and released into protective custody.
The temperature in the car was estimated to be 140 degrees, Deputy District Attorney Harrison Kennedy said.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
Terror attacks in Barcelona, Spain, this week have provoked nationwide vigils and displays of unity, including here in San Diego County.
Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected Friday and Saturday.
Coming together to celebrate diversity was the message of a block party Friday night in North Park – which took on new meaning after the violence in Virginia.
Laguna Beach in Orange County is gearing up for a large anti-immigration rally this weekend and police are preparing for any trouble that may come out of the “America First” protest set for Sunday.
The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities.