SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Two Arizona children who died after being left strapped in car seats in a vehicle for hours have been buried together.
The Casa Grande Dispatch reports the bodies of 2-year-old Lorenzo Velasquez and 9-month-old Brooklyn Velasquez were laid beside each other in the same pearly white casket at their funeral Saturday in the town of Superior.
The children’s mother — 20-year-old Brittany Velasquez — has been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of child abuse.
Authorities say she was the last person to see her children alive when she left them in a car outside of a family home and went to work on the morning of March 26.
She has blamed their deaths on someone she said was supposed to be watching them.
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