PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Charges against the woman whose two small children were found home alone and locked in a closet could be reduced or dismissed.
Denita Grayson was in court this morning for a hearing. The Wilkinsburg mother may not be facing charges that she left the two children all by themselves earlier this summer.
Grayson was arrested in June for leaving her kids at home unsupervised. Her 8-year-old daughter and her 6-year-old son became locked in a closet while playing hide-and-seek.
The little girl had a cell phone and called 911. Police eventually rescued them.
“She did not leave the children unattended, someone was present, I want that known. Someone was present when she left the children… she left that house that morning,” said Frank Walker, the defense attorney.
“There was an issue of her leaving the house, someone was present; she left, someone was present and there was communication between the person being present and the person who was supposed to come and relieve that person to care for the children,” he added. “That’s where the communication broke down.”
The children’s father, Marcus Cannady, allegedly was supposed to be watching the children. He’s also charged in the incident, but was not in court today.
Grayson’s next hear is scheduled for for Sept. 27.