37-year-old Stacey Holly tears a Goodyear police officer that she accidentally left her daughter in the back seat when she, her sister and 6-year-old daughter went to Target to shop.
The five-month man was fine, police said.
"I do not know, I honestly do not know how it happened, I do not know … I'm freaking out, I'm sorry, I just do not know how it happened, how do you forget your baby? "Holly says to a policeman during an interview, police footage shows.
"I think those people who do that you see on TV, I mean: God, how stupid are they to leave their children in the car?" And then it happened, "says Holly.
Holly guessed that she was in the store for about half an hour before she remembered that she had left the baby.
"I can not believe that the child has survived so long," says a first responder on site. "They probably had the car freezing cold before they parked, I think it's all that the child probably saved."
More than 38 children die each year in hot cars, and according to security organizations, July is the deadliest month.
According to police, Holly was charged on June 1
An official involved in the case said he noted in his report Holly's honesty, her remorse, and the fact that she was open about what had happened.
] According to court documents, she is expected to be on trial on September 19 and to be brought to trial on December 3.
Holly's lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.