Mother of infant passes out, keeps baby outside in hot temps

HOUSTON - HPD officers took the mother of a one-month-old baby in to custody after finding her passed out with her baby in the carrier on the ground next to her.

Shonda Shellesha Joseph, 24, is facing a felony charge of endangering a child. The heat index on the day of her arrest was 100 degrees.

Officers noticed the baby was unkempt, unfed and in dirty diapers.

Joseph also had prescription pills and marijuana in her diaper bag.


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