child abandonment

Bond reduction sought in child endangerment case

Aug 13, 2014
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A Commerce woman is seeking a reduction in her bond on a charge of endangering a child, after allegedly leaving a 22-month-old child alone for more than 30 hours.

Antoinette Miami Escalera has filed a writ of habeas corpus from the Hunt County Jail, where she remained in custody in lieu of $50,000 bond Tuesday on one count of abandoning/endangering a child with imminent danger of bodily injury. The writ seeks the appointment of an attorney, a reduction in the bond or both.

A hearing on the writ had not been scheduled in the 354th District Court as of Tuesday afternoon.