The boy was abandoned June 13; his mother was found and arrested on August 4.
UPDATE: The woman seen on surveillance video leaving her 3-year-old son in Wal-Mart was taken into custody in Indianapolis Monday night, police said. A tip led officers to Julia Ornelas, 39. She was taken into custody without incident. The mother of Julian Ornelas, 3, is being charged with suspicion of neglect of a dependent.
A mother in Indiana left her son behind because she couldn't afford food, clothing, or shelter, she says. Do you feel for her or just think she's a bad mom?
The woman left her son, "Martin," at the store with a backpack full of toys, a bottle and a note explaining why she could no longer care for him. The note was written in Spanish and said the woman had no means to support the child because the boy's father had left her. It said she has no food, no place to live, and no job and that her son was starving.
What do you think of this mother? Did she make the ultimate sacrifice for her child, or was this the worst thing she could have done to her little boy?