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Golden to serve 10 days for child neglect
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A mother whose 2-year-old slipped out of the house and was locked outside in 100-degree heat while the mother slept on the couch will serve 10 days in jail.The mother, Ashley D. Golden, 26, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of misdemeanor child neglect and was ordered to serve 10 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence. She was also told to abide by a Department of Children’s Services parenting plan which has been set up for her in the wake of the incident.She was charged when police responded to a call on Bybee Branch Road.“I found on the front steps a 2-year-old child and no adults,” recalled McMinnville police officer Brad Cantrell. “The child was yelling and no one was responding.”Officer Cantrell noted the child was extremely hot and sweating and the temperature at the time was around 100 degrees.

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