Women charged in Portales hot car incident that killed 1 child permitted to travel
PORTALES, N.M. (KVII) —
The two former Portales daycare workers charged with Child Abuse Resulting in Great Bodily Harm and Child Abuse Resulting in Death after leaving two children in a hot car in July have been permitted to travel. One of those children died.
Mary Taylor, 62, and Sandi Taylor, 31, formerly operated and owned Taylor Tots daycare. They were arrested after 22-month-old Maliyah Jones was pronounced dead after being left in the hot vehicle.
Another child, now 2-year-old Aubrianna Loya, was also left in the vehicle and was critically injured. She spent about two months in Lubbock receiving care for the injuries she received during the incident.
The Taylors waived their arraignments at the end of July and were released on bond. Now, according to the Eastern New Mexico News, both women were granted travel to Roswell for doctors' appointments. They were also granted travel to Texas and Oklahoma for Christmas.
Records show both women have trials scheduled for January.