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Iowa woman found guilty of child endangerment by jury after leaving baby in freezing car


This news story was published on July 1, 2019.
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BOONE, IOWA – An Iowa woman left her 4-month-old baby in a freezing car and was only potentially saved from a terrible outcome after a police officer discovered the child alone in a parking lot.

According to the testimony at trial, on January 10, 2019, at approximately 9:42 PM, a call came into the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch that there was a suspicious car in the St. Malachy’s Church parking lot. The car was located in the far corner of the lot in a secluded and dark area. An officer responded. The officer testified that the vehicle was not running, without heat inside, and the outside temperature at the time was approximately 20 degrees. The officer shined his flashlight in the car and saw a car seat with a four month old baby inside. The officer attempted to unlock the vehicle doors to get the four month old in a heated vehicle. About 20 minutes later after the car alarm went off the defendant, Katherine Mondragon, came running to the vehicle. Katherine Mondragon advised that she was having vehicle trouble and left the baby inside the vehicle as she went for help. However, when Mondragon was ready to leave the vehicle started right up and drove off.

The jury returned a guilty verdict on June 25, 2019, finding Katherine Marie Mondragon guilty of Child Endangerment for leaving a four month child unattended in the vehicle for that length of time and in that type of weather.

Assistant Boone County Attorney, Lily Dayton, tried the case on behalf of the State of Iowa for the prosecution. Katherine Mondragon was defended by a local attorney. The sentencing hearing will be held sometime in the next six weeks. The maximum penalty for Katherine Mondragon’s conviction is up to 2 years with the Iowa Department of Corrections and fines.

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5 Responses to Iowa woman found guilty of child endangerment by jury after leaving baby in freezing car

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    freeze her!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2019 at 9:13 am

    whatever, it seems pretty likely the kid is just some meth head prison rats bastard child. might not have been a big loss. considering how intelligent the parent in this case is i doubt her offspring are any benefit to society. cops should mind their own business.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      OMG. Troll much?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2019 at 7:27 am

      That’s pretty cold!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      not trolling. skanks and bottom feeders dont need to reproduce. it shouldnt be a right to make babies. this piece of shit shouldnt have a kid and there are a million like her in this country. you really think the girl who let her baby rot in a highchair to the point maggots where eating it should ever have been allowed to breed? its not cold it is logic and forethought. not everyone should reproduce not everyone should have kids not everyone is capable and alot of people just arent good starting genetic material. we would have alot less useless people and freaks and skids and rums and douchebags if we kept the losers from reproducing. when white people are having kids in such low numbers that we are projected to become a minority within our lifetimes thats scary dangerous and bad but id rather have that happen then letting the majority of white people who reproduce be white trash mouth breathing half wit trailer or apartment dwelling diseducated meth using scum. these low life people tend to raise kids whos futures consist of filling out iowas prison population halfway houses court rooms dope houses and treatment facilities, who do you think raise criminals? usually people who are and have bben poor and stupid for generations throw in s couple generations of drug and alcohol abuse and mixing of skid families and you end up with mason city. rich’s, flores, smith’s, fosters you seeing a pattern yet?