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Crime Blog: Mom accused of leaving 1- and 3-year-old kids home alone

by staff

Posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:25 PM

HOUSTON – A 27-year-old mother was facing charges after police say she left her 1- and 3-year-old children home alone.

Candy Laney Ozenne was arrested on March 19 for traffic warrants.

During her arrest, police said she told them she’d left her kids home alone.

Ozenne’s cousin came to the scene to get her key, and police said he went to pick up the kids.

But later, police said Ozenne denied leaving her kids alone, instead saying that she left them with her mother.

But Ozenne’s mother told police she wasn’t caring for the kids at the time of Ozenne’s arrest.

Police interviewed the cousin, who said when he arrived at Ozenne’s apartment that night, the children were in the home asleep and were not attended by an adult.

Ozenne is charged with two counts of child abandonment.

Her bond was set at $2,000.