Justice For Shanesha
|This will be a space to keep up with developments in the Shanesha Taylor case. Shanesha is a homeless mother who left her young children in her car while she interviewed for a job. She was arrested, jailed, & now faces two felony child abuse charges. We want the charges against her dropped. She and her children need support not punishment.|
Shanesha Taylor, the Phoenix mother who left her two young children alone in her car when she attended a job interview in Scottsdale, was granted custody of her children following a hearing Thursday morning in a Maricopa County courtroom.
"We had an excellent hearing," said Benjamin Taylor, Shanesha Taylor’s attorney. "The judge will return the children to Ms. Taylor."
Child Protective Services asked Judge Bradley Astrowski that the hearing be closed to the public because juveniles were involved.
Taylor said Astrowski’s ruling was an enormous relief.
"I finally breathed," Taylor said after the 20-minute hearing. "I don’t think I breathed for three days before that."
Taylor was barred from seeing her children after her her March 20 arrest in Scottsdale and was later granted supervised contact with her children.
Benjamin Taylor said the chances improved for Shanesha Taylor to regain custody of her children after the criminal case was resolved."