06/01/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)
Suffolk, Va. – Authorities arrested a Virginia mother after she left her 8-year-old son at home alone over Memorial Day weekend. According to a WTVR report, the woman, Kionna Moret was charged with child endangerment and child neglect after a neighbor reported the incident to authorities.
The neighbor stated to WAVY.com of noticing something suspicious which prompted them to call police, “I looked over at him and said, ‘hey, is your mom home? I need to talk to her.’ He got very hesitant. And I said it again, ‘I need to talk to your mother. Is she home?… To leave an eight-year-old on his own for a weekend and go two states away, to me, is just mind blowing.”
The 27-year-old mother allegedly instructed the child not to tell anyone that he was alone. The young boy had also reportedly been left with pre-made food and a cell phone to call his mother.
The neighbor further stated, “If that’s the parenting that she is going to display, she needs to be retrained and be given the privilege back at a later time.”
Moret bonded out of jail after her arrest.