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Portales women charged in hot car death eligible for bond

Mary Taylor, SOURCE: Roosevelt County Detention Center Mary Taylor, SOURCE: Roosevelt County Detention Center
Sandi Taylor, SOURCE: Roosevelt County Detention Center Sandi Taylor, SOURCE: Roosevelt County Detention Center
PORTALES, N.M. (KFDA) -

The two Portales women charged in the hot car death of a child last week are now eligible for bond.

Mary Taylor, 63, and Sandi Taylor, 31, are eligible to post a $100,000 cash, surety or 10 percent bond to be released pending trial.

The two women have been indicted on charges of first degree child abuse resulting in death and first degree child abuse resulting in great bodily harm. 

Authorities say that child, along with a 22-month-old, were left inside a vehicle for nearly two hours on July 25 after the daycare reportedly took multiple children to a park earlier in the day.

Authorities say they became distracted after the trip and unintentionally left the two children inside the car back at the daycare.

The 22-month-old suffered critical injuries in the incident and is in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital.

The two women will be arraigned on charges in district court within 15 days. They could face up to 18 years in prison.

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