For parents, there’s nothing more devastating than losing a child. This Arizona mother had the scare of a lifetime when she accidentally left her newborn son at a local grocery store for 40 minutes. the news spread like fire, sparking a wave of backlash online.
The baby was spotted almost immediately by an off-duty police officer, who took him into a nearby shop and waited with him. He was not injured during the ordeal and is doing fine.
Now for the first time after the incident, 27-year-old Cherish Peterson admits she made a “horrible mistake” by inadvertently leaving 2-month-old Huxton in a shopping cart at the front of the store as she drove away with two of her other children in tow.
Police initially indicated they weren’t going to file charges against Petersen, but a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment has now been forwarded to the town prosecutor.
“There is nothing I love more in this world than being a mom. And there is no one in this world who could love my kids more than me,” peterson said during an interview with KPHO-TV. Watch the video below:
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