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Woman Accused of Leaving Child in Hot Car While She Shoplifted Enters Plea

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Jeanette Darnley, accused of leaving her child in a hot car back in July entered a plea to charges of child neglect, creating risk of injury on Thursday.

The incident occurred in the Kohl's parking lot at The Highlands, when a shopper approached an Ohio County Sheriff's deputy and reported seeing a small child locked in a car. A 9-year-old boy was then discovered inside the vehicle. Officers got the boy out of the car and into an air-conditioned police cruiser.

Darnley was inside the store with 25-year-old Stephen Clemens, allegedly shoplifting.

(Original story, July 17: 2013: Boy Locked in Hot Car at The Highlands While Parents Allegedly Shoplifted)

Darnley entered an Alfred Plea, in which she did not admit guilt, but admits the state has enough evidence to prove their case.

Darnley faces 1 to 5 years in prison. She will be sentenced on December 30.