A Florida woman is being prosecuted over the death of a toddler in a hot car after she forgot about her.
43-year-old Juana Perez-Domingo was hired and paid to drive all children of the neighborhood to daycare, including 2-year-old Jocelyn Maritza Mendez.
At around 6:30 a.m. Friday, Perez-Domingo decided to take the toddler back to her home until her daycare facility opened.
The woman put Jocelyn in her van again at around 8 a.m., but “got distracted” and eventually, forgot about the tot.
As temperatures reached the 80s, Jocelyn spent seven hours in the sweltering van. Perez-Domingo called the child’s mom and “advised her that the victim had died.”
Perez-Domingo was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter. Police said that she had no driver's license or transportation service registration.