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.
A 19-year-old man accused of groping and sexually assaulting four female students as they walked to their off-campus housing near San Diego State University must stand trial on seven charges, including false imprisonment and sexual battery, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Authorities Tuesday asked the public for help in identifying a fast-working crew of burglars who broke into a luxury-goods retailer at Fashion Valley mall and made off with more than half a million dollars' worth of merchandise.
County Supervisors are considering a plan to improve fire detection in the region. It would include installing high-definition cameras on five more mountain peaks to better connect firefighters with real-time fire activity.
One of the world's most private art collections will now be on display in San Diego. It's called Modern Masters and this is also the first time the pieces from Latin America will be on view in the U.S.
We make it a point on Morning Extra to highlight San Diegans who are doing amazing things in our community.
Danielle Schaffer is a New York City girl now living in San Diego with four kids under the age of 10.
An Oceanside motorcycle cop is back at work, about seven months after he was run down and seriously injured while conducting a traffic stop near Buddy Todd Park.
After four weeks with no new cases associated with the local hepatitis A outbreak reported, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday ending the local public health emergency.
A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert early Tuesday warned that a tsunami could smash into the state's southern coast and western Canada.