JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD/FILE 
 A child's hand reaches up after the child's caregiver had left several children unattended in her car in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in D'Iberville in December 2007. The children were unhurt; the woman was arrested.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD/FILE A child's hand reaches up after the child's caregiver had left several children unattended in her car in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in D'Iberville in December 2007. The children were unhurt; the woman was arrested. JOHN FITZHUGH SUN HERALD
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD/FILE A child's hand reaches up after the child's caregiver had left several children unattended in her car in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in D'Iberville in December 2007. The children were unhurt; the woman was arrested. JOHN FITZHUGH SUN HERALD

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