"Mugshot Mom" Regains Custody

By KPNX

Published 09/02 2014 10:58AM

Updated 09/02 2014 11:01AM

(KPNX) Shanesha Taylor, the Phoenix mother who left her two young children alone in her car when she attended a job interview in Scottsdale, was granted custody of her children following a hearing Thursday morning in a Maricopa County courtroom.

"We had an excellent hearing," said Benjamin Taylor, Shanesha Taylor's attorney. "The judge will return the children to Ms. Taylor."

Child Protective Services asked Judge Bradley Astrowski that the hearing be closed to the public because juveniles were involved.

Taylor said Astrowski's ruling was an enormous relief.

"I finally breathed," Taylor said after the 20-minute hearing. "I don't think I breathed for three days before that."

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