SACRAMENTO, CA - A mother accused of leaving her baby in a car appeared in court Monday.
Andrea Pas Pedermo, 31, has been in jail since last Thursday after she allegedly left her 2-month-old girl in the car and went inside a Natomas Target to shop with her 2-year-old daughter, Sacramento police said.
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Pas Pedermo was supported by several family members in court when she was released on her own recognizance.
Pas Pedermo's father Fernando Pas said his daughter was under a lot of stress that day. He said Pas Pedermo took the toddler into Target to change a dirty diaper. Pas said his daughter left the infant in the car with the windows cracked.
Pas said his daughter is a good parent who made a bad decision that day. He said the baby is doing fine.
Pas Pedermo heads back to court Aug. 8.