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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Frederick woman has been fined $100 for leaving her children in a car on a 90-degree day in a supermarket parking lot.

Forty-one-year-old Fatimate Diallo pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court to two misdemeanor counts of leaving children under 8 in an unattended vehicle on July 7. Police say two older children, ages 9 and 12, were also left in the car.

Police say Diallo left the children alone for about 30 minutes. Defense attorney Dino Flores says they were alone for about 15 minutes and had water.

Police say the children opened the doors for emergency responders after another shopper called 911.

Diallo told police she left the vehicle's windows down but that her oldest child must have put them back up.

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