Florida woman charged after 2-year-old’s death in hot car
Miami, Florida – A 43-year-old woman is charged with the death of a child who did not survive after being left in a hot car for several hours.
According to court records, Juana Perez-Domingo went before a judge on Saturday. She has been charged with the death of a 2-year-old child who was found dead Friday in a vehicle in Homestead.
The car was found Friday afternoon parked near the intersection of Third Avenue and Campbell Drive, according to Capt. Fernando Morales.
During Saturday’s court hearing, it’s alleged that Perez-Domingo was hired to transport the child.
According to prosecutors, Perez-Domingo placed the child in a seat belt, not in a car seat. When she realized what happened, Perez-Domingo did not call 911, instead choosing to drive the child back to its mother’s house.
Perez-Domingo has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. A judge granted Perez-Domingo a $50,000 bond, but if released she will be placed on house arrest is prohibited from driving any children other than her own.