A woman accused of leaving her two young children alone in her vehicle while she attended a job interview was granted supervised visits with her children.

Shanesha Taylor, 35, left her 8-month and 2-year-old sons unattended during a job interview in Scottsdale. 

From USA Today:

Taylor has been barred from seeing them since her March 20 arrest in Scottsdale. News of her arrest and her emotional booking photo drew national interest.

“This is a big victory for the defense,” attorney Benjamin Taylor said. “My client is looking forward to seeing her kids once again.”

Police say Shanesha Taylor, 35, left her children in her Dodge Durango for 45 minutes while in a Farmers Insurance office in Scottsdale. Taylor told police she was jobless, without child care that day and had occasionally been homeless.

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Taylor’s arrest sparked a national debate about public assistance and poverty. More than $114,775 was donated through a charity fundraising site to assist Taylor with legal fees.

Are officials being too tough on Taylor?

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