Back on March 20th of this year, Shanesha Taylor was arrested and charged with child abuse after she left her two young children in her Dodge Durango with each of the windows slightly rolled down for over 45 minutes. The cause: she was homeless and on a job interview.
An easy target for a viral exposure leading to many donations, Taylor raised up to $114,000 with the help of a New Jersey woman. Once the money was on the table, prosecutors said she could avoid jail if she put $40,000 of the donations into a trust fund for her children. For some reason, Taylor did not make her “deal of a lifetime” deadline imposed by the judge.