The Arizona mother who left her children in a hot car while she was in a job interview has reportedly regained custody of her kids.
Back in March, 35-year-old Shanesha Taylor was arrested after a passerby watched her leave her two small kids in her vehicle while she was on a job interview. Taylor’s story spread all over the Internet following her arrest, due mostly to her tearful mug shot. Taylor maintained from the beginning that she left her children in the car because she couldn’t find childcare.
After her story made headlines, money was raised online to help support the mom and petition to get charges dropped. Eventually, all charges were dropped, and Taylor was forced to take parenting classes. Now, the Arizona mother has regains custody of her children.
“I finally breathed,” said Taylor of a judge’s ruling to give her back her children. “I don’t think I breathed for three days before that.”
Taylor, a single mother of three and an Air Force veteran, told the Today Show a few months ago that she felt she was left with a tough decision on the day that changed her life forever.
“It was me knowing my family was in crisis and knowing that I had to make a choice between providing for my children or caring for my children,” Taylor said.
Taylor is reportedly still looking for a job and is hoping to find a position in the service industry because she likes to help people.