Pair jailed for leaving baby in car to go drinking

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22 November 2005, BARCELONA — A couple were jailed for nine months for leaving their one-month-old baby in a car while they went to have a drink.

22 November 2005

BARCELONA — A couple were jailed for nine months for leaving their one-month-old baby in a car while they went to have a drink.

The baby was left in the car, parked on a public road, when the temperature was only 3 degrees Celsius.

The incident happened in March last year in Lleida, Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain.

A passer-by called the police who tried to find the parents without success. The police forced opened the car to rescue the baby. The couple were arrested when they returned.

During questioning, they told police they went out every five minutes to check on the baby.

Prosecutors had asked for 17 months in jail, but the judge sitting in Lleida, jailed them for nine months.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

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