Mom accused of leaving baby in vehicle while shopping

Anna Delonde Kazmi, 37, is charged with endangering a child

August 11, 2011 3:32:00 PM PDT
With our extreme heat, why would anyone leave a child in a car? But that's exactly what a mother is accused of doing -- leaving her seven-month-old baby in her SUV to run an errand.

The incident happened Tuesday when temperatures were about 95 degrees. Prosecutors say the woman put her daughter's life in danger.

Anna Kazmi, 37, is in a lot of trouble. She went before a judge late Thursday morning on a felony charge of child endangerment. Earlier this week, Kazmi allegedly left her seven-month-old girl inside her Suburban in the sweltering parking lot of a grocery store in the 8800 block of West Sam Houston Parkway while she went inside.

Fourteen minutes later, just after noon in the heat of the day, prosecutors say a good Samaritan saw the child alone.

Prosecutors say the window to that vehicle was cracked and the good Samaritan forced it all the way down and was able to pull that baby out.

"The child was red, covered in sweat; the car seat was wet as well. He immediately called the ambulance," prosecutor Jill Foltermann said.

Prosectors say that they have not yet spoken with Kazmi, who lives in an apartment complex with her family a few miles from the grocery store.

"Did the mother do this intentionally?" we asked Foltermann.

"That we don't know at this time," she replied. They don't know what she could have been thinking and is fortunate the child is OK.

The child is staying with family right now. Kazmi's bond has been set at $2,000.

She is due back in court in September.

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