Mother charged after children found unconscious and drenched in sweat, urine in Pine Lawn
By KMOV Web Producer
(KMOV) – A young mother has been charged with parental neglect after a neighbor found her two small children unconscious and lying in a pool of their own sweat and urine on a Pine Lawn basketball court.
Lakiesha Wrenn, 19, and her boyfriend told police that they all decided to take a nap on the basketball court, despite the extreme temperatures.
Police found them passed out on the concrete court after a neighbor walking by spotted them and called 911. The responding officer first thought they were all dead. They had been overcome by heat.
Officials say the boys' were soaked and drenched in urine, and steam was coming from their bodies. The adults were responsive when officers arrived.
They boys were immediately taken to Children’s Hospital where they were last listed in stable condition.
Parental neglect is considered a misdemeanor. Wrenn could receive jail time, a fine, or both.