Jury selection to begin for suspects in Portales hot car death

Jury selection to begin for suspects in Portales hot car death

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Jury selection will begin tomorrow for the women accused of killing one child and injuring another after leaving them in a hot car in Portales last year.

Jury selection to begin for suspects in Portales hot car death

Sandi Taylor, 31, and Mary Taylor, 62, are both facing one count of child abuse resulting in death and one count of child abuse resulting in great bodily harm.

Police believe that Sandi and Mary left the two children in a hot car where temperatures reached the mid-90s the day of the incident.

Two-year-old Aubrianna Loya faced critical injuries and 22-month-old Maliyah Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

The trial begins this month, and each woman faces up to 18 years in prison.

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