Montpellier: a 14-month-old baby forgotten in his crib for 16 hours

The story could have had a dramatic ending. A 14-month-old girl was hospitalized this Thursday afternoon in Montpellier (Hérault), after being found in a state of dehydration and hypothermia in her crib by the police, reveals France Bleu Hérault. She had been forgotten there by her mother.

The latter was arrested Thursday morning after committing damage to a vehicle. Intoxicated with one gram of alcohol per liter of blood, this 30-year-old woman was placed in a drunk tank. It was not until 3:30 p.m., after regaining her ability to speak with law enforcement, that she indicated that her daughter, whom she thought she had left with a nanny, had actually been alone since the day before. in the evening, in his cradle, that is to say more than 16 hours.

The woman is still in police custody this Friday and must be tried for “voluntary damage”, as well as “neglect of a minor”. The little girl will be entrusted to social services when she leaves the hospital, where she was still at noon on Friday, without her condition causing concern to doctors.

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