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Woman charged with child neglect

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Police say a Hattiesburg woman has been arrested after allegedly leaving her daughter unattended in a locked vehicle at Turtle Creek Mall

Hattiesburg police were called to the mall Saturday following citizen complaints about a baby being left alone in a vehicle.

Police say more than 40 minutes passed before the 1-year-old's mother, 20-year-old Morgan Green, was located.

Green was charged with one count of felony child neglect and booked into the Lamar County jail.

The baby was turned over to a relative.

It was not immediately known whether Green has an attorney.

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