Texas couple charged in death of child left overnight in car

Posted at 4:56 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 17:56:55-05

HOUSTON (AP) – Authorities say they’ve charged a Houston-area couple in the death of their 2-year-old daughter for leaving the child overnight in their car after returning from a party.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement Friday that Olga Esquivel and Angel Esquivel-Blanco, both 25 and from Humble, are charged with abandoning a child.

Alicia Esquivel died of heat exposure in September after being left in the car for about 12 hours.

Olga Esquivel told investigators they returned from the party about midnight and she helped her intoxicated husband inside, where they both fell asleep.

Authorities say after realizing the girl was in the car, she waited more than an hour to call 911 because her cellphone battery had no power.

The parents have bonded out of jail. A working phone number could not be found for them.