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Woman who left baby in hot car sentenced to community service

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FOX 12 viewer photo of emergency response to baby left in hot car in Longview Fred Meyer parking lot in August 2015. FOX 12 viewer photo of emergency response to baby left in hot car in Longview Fred Meyer parking lot in August 2015.
LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) -

A woman who left her 1-year-old daughter in a locked car on a hot summer day was sentenced to community service.

Amanda Landis, 32, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the charge of reckless endangering.

She was arrested in August 2015 after emergency crews responded to reports of a baby in a car in the parking lot of a Longview Fred Meyer store.

First responders were trying to get the baby out of the car when Landis returned to the scene.

Landis told police she completely forgot that her daughter was in the car with her. Detectives said there was no indication that Landis wasn't telling the truth.

Her father-in-law told FOX 12 last year he believed she was likely exhausted from her graveyard shift as a nurse.

The baby girl was beginning to show signs of heat exhaustion when she was found, but police said she was OK.

Officers reported that temperatures reached 103 degrees inside the car.

Landis was sentenced to 208 hours of community service and a $135 fine Wednesday.

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