Albuquerque, New Mexico In today’s world there are a lot of really stupid people. If you go to your local discount store to buy a hairdryer, it has a note attached on the cord that warns of death if used while using in water. Now, that seems pretty straightforward to me. There are actually a lot of different products that have such warnings; coffee pots, can openers, curling irons, table saws, except one. No where could I find in my car manual that it would be harmful if I left my child in a car that wasn’t running and went to my appointment. So, does the car company have any liability? Ehh, not sure. Oh what a pleasure it would be to take the car manual and smack Stephanie Pinon straight across the head. What the fuck where you thinking? DUH!!
How the hell do you forget to take a child out of the car? Especially when there are two of them? Damn, any parent with a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old KNOWS the noise decibel is over-the-top when you have two children. You take one out of the car and the other one instantly bursts into a screaming tyrade because you got the other one first. As a parent of many children, I can remember wanting to get out of the car when the children were screaming and curl up in the fetal position and chant la-la-la-la, but I never did. I happened to love my children but I really loved that fucking Barney tape that I could pop in and suddenly, you could hear a pin drop and then, instead of fighting and screaming, you hear these little voices that belong to these cherub faces singing the I love you song. Ahhhh, how tranquil. So you would think that the simple assed twit would figure out that when she started across the parking lot that she had an empty hand. Shit any mother KNOWS having an empty hand is something to be excited about. If she was to dense to notice when walking across the parking lot, she should have noticed when she say opened the door and didn’t have to shuffle things around. You would have thought that if she signed in to what the fuck ever appointment was so damned important that she forgot the 2-year-old that she was able to pick up the pen and scratch out an “X” with relative ease that something was missing. Well, you would be surprised.
Stephanie Pinon, (27) went to the Early Childhood Learning Center at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute on Coors Boulevard in Albuquerque, NM for a 9:30 appointment with her two children, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old in tow. When she exited the van, she removed the 4-year-old and went into the building, forgetting to get the 2 yr old, who was still secured in her car seat; the heat that morning had already reached a sultry 84 degrees. When Stephanie and the 4-year- old returned to their van, she found her daughter unresponsive. It has been reported that she started screaming for help and that center employees went outside to find Stephanie and her daughter who was not breathing. The center employees took the child inside and was said to have started CPR and called 911. The child was left in the vehicle for approximately 2 1/2 hours and it was estimated that the temperatures inside the van reached 128-135 degrees. The child was then taken to Lovelace Westside Hospital where, sadly, she later died.
Stephanie was taken downtown to the police station for questioning, inquiring minds wanted to know what the fuck she was thinking. She has been charged with child abuse resulting in death. Fortunately the 4-year-old was released to Children, Youth and Families Department, people Stephanie was familiar with, however, it is uncertain in what capacity.
Hopefully, CYFD will not only keep this child in a protected home but get this child some counseling. For the death of the sister will forever be present in the 4-year-old’s mind. As for Stephanie, may she have her baby making equipment ripped out thru her noise and that whenever she closes her eyes, may she see that dead baby.