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Mom arrested after police find 5 kids home alone

Published On: Oct 03 2013 08:11:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 03 2013 01:18:26 PM CDT
Texas News - spotlight
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -

A 23-year-old mother of five has been arrested and charged with five counts of child abandonment or endangerment after authorities found her children home alone.

The woman, Janerit Velez, told police she left for about an hour Tuesday night to get something to eat.
    
Police spokesman J.J. Trevino said officers arrived about 11:30 p.m. and found the kids ranging in age from 2 to 8.
    
Velez arrived about an hour later and was arrested.
    
A neighbor who called police said the woman had left home about 9 p.m.