Mother Charged with Child Abandonment

POSTED: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:51am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

A 9 year-old child is left home alone in unsanitary conditions at a Brownsville apartment complex.

Police say Norma Resendez went to the grocery store with her 3 year-old, but decided to leave her 9 year-old at home. Responding to a call from a concerned neighbor, police say they found the young girl alone. The apartment was littered with trash and rotten food in the refrigerator and dirty laundry.

When Resendez came back home she was arrested, charged with child abandonment with intent to return. She has been released from jail and the 9 year-old was released to a family friend.

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