3 kids left in hot car, brain-damaged, blinded

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Posted: Jul 15, 2011 5:16 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: new roads, pointe coupee, parish, kids, children, murder, cruelty, heat, car, wbrz, louisiana, arrest

NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff says a 26-year-old woman was booked with attempted second-degree murder and cruelty after allegedly leaving her three small children in a hot car so long they were blistered, brain-damaged and blind.

Sheriff Beauregard "Bud" Torres III said Friday that one child has regained partial sight, but two remain hospitalized in New Orleans nearly two months after they were rescued.

They are 4 years, 18 months and 6 months old. Torres was not sure which has regained sight or which was released from the hospital and is now in state custody.

Torres says Ashley Snell, of Rosedale, was arrested last week and is being held on $300,000 bond. He says a grand jury will hear the case against her.

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