Mom pleads guilty to leaving boy in frigid car overnight

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THORNTON, Colo. (AP)-- A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty to leaving her 2-year-old son alone in a car overnight during a snowstorm when the temperature reached minus 8 degrees.

The Adams County District Attorney's office said 27-year-old Nicole Carmon pleaded guilty Friday to felony negligent child abuse causing serious injury and attempted first-degree assault.

The child was hospitalized with frostbitten feet and hypothermia last December, after he was found inside Carmon's vehicle in a strip mall parking lot in the Denver suburb of Thornton.

Carmon initially told investigators she had gotten a ride home after getting into a car accident and couldn't remember where she left her vehicle. She also said she'd been drinking vodka that night.

Sentencing was set for December 4. Carmon faces up to 10 years in prison.

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