Mom arrested after child seen crying nearby for warmth - WKRN News 2

Mom arrested after child seen crying nearby for warmth

Posted: Updated: Nov 27, 2013 9:36 AM CST
Terica Wright Terica Wright

A mother was charged with child neglect after her child was seen standing nearby in cold weather, crying for warmth.

Police reported Terica Wright, 28, was standing in a parking lot ignoring her 3-year-old daughter last Saturday in 41 degree weather.

An affidavit states the child was wearing nothing but pajamas and crying profusely for her mother to pick her up for warmth.

When questioned, Wright reportedly "showed no care, attention, nor concern for the child's well-being."

Police said she explained she is prescribed medication for a mental instability, but recently refused to take it.

Wright was arrested and charged with child neglect.  She is being held on $2,000 bond.

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