Arizona mother defends leaving children in 'hot car'

Aug 07, 2014, 12:48 PM

A US mother has defended her decision to leave her two young children in a 'hot car' whilst she attended a job interview. Shanesha Taylor, a 35-year-old single mother, thought she would be leaving the children, aged six months and two, for 15 minutes but the interview overran to 40. On returning, she was arrested, her children were taken into custody, and she was charged with felony child abuse.

She spoke to BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire