I definitely did not side with this chick when this story first broke. Getting a job, while certainly admirable, is no excuse to put a 2 year old and six month old in grave danger. Then she calls a press conference and is a no-show? There is no way children of that age can fend for themselves and I am siding with the law if it turns out she is full of shit.
Her case has some people highly critical, while others are showing support and raising more than $100,000 for her. [View the YouCaring.com fundraiser page set up in her name]
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said the outpouring of support for Shanesha Taylor will not affect his prosecution.
Montgomery said Wednesday that thousands of names turned into his office in support of Shanesha Taylor were names of people who don’t live in Arizona and don’t know all the facts surrounding the case.
“We’ve learned since that she actually had part-time employment, so she wasn’t unemployed, and she actually had a residence listed, so she wasn’t really homeless,” Montgomery said. “Nonetheless, those two children were still in jeopardy under the circumstances.”