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Woman convicted in baby in car case

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POSTED September 16, 2014 9:27 p.m.

ATWATER (AP) — A Central California mom accused of leaving her infant in a hot car while she went grocery shopping has been convicted of felony child endangerment.

The Merced Sun-Star reports that 26-year-old Amanda Sagmiller pleaded no contest to the charge on Monday.

Atwater police arrested Sagmiller on Aug. 5 after they say she left her 3-month-old son in the hot minivan. The temperature outside at the time was above 90 degrees.

Police say the boy was lethargic and covered in perspiration when officers found him. He was treated at a hospital.

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