The 911 call the five-year-old made looking for his mom breaks our heart. Click to listen to an excerpt of the call.
A 23-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with leaving her three young children alone. Shanita N. Murdock faces three counts each of first-degree wanton endangerment and of endangering the welfare of a minor after her 5-year-old child called 911:
Dispatcher: This is 911. Do you have an emergency?
Child: I need my mama back. She's not here. We're here by ourselves.
Listen to an excerpt of the call:
When police investigated they found three children, ages 5, 3 and 1, at home alone.
The children had dirty diapers and hadn't eaten all day. Luckily, even though the home is in the area hit by the recent ice storms, it did have power and was warm.
The children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services.