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Two women charged after baby left in hot car

One woman is child's aunt
Posted: 5:15 PM, Jun 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-13 19:26:33-04

Two women faced a judge Monday, accused of leaving a baby alone inside a hot car while they went shopping.

The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office charged Jamila Scott and Jaylyn Lux with child endangerment.

Court records show on Thursday police were called to CitiTrends on the 8600 block of East 63rd Trafficway around 7:30 p.m. Paramedics had just pulled out a 9-month-old child from a Mazada Tribute.

A woman walking toward the store spotted the child who was in front facing booster seat in the backseat. One of the car windows was cracked open as the temperature read 86 degrees.

The woman told police she walked into the store and told the manager, Kimberly Wilson, about the situation.

Wilson declined to speak with 41 Action News but the probable cause statement shows Wilson yelled to everyone in the store, “There’s a baby in the car and I’m calling the police.”

A co-worker of hers pointed to Scott and Lux, but the two women continued shopping.

Court documents show when paramedics arrived, Scott went to one asking if they had seen the 9-month-old child, identifying herself as the child’s aunt.

EMS took the child to Children’s Mercy Hospital for heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Police arrested both Scott and Lux. During questioning Scott admitted to leaving the child alone in the car, according to police.

Bond for both women is set for $20,000. Their next court hearing is July 7.

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Andres Gutierrez can be reached at  andres.gutierrez@kshb.com

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