May 2, 2012
Patricia Krentcil, 44, walks out of Essex County Superior Court after court appearance on charges of child endangerment Wednesday in Newark, N.J. Krentcil is accused of taking her 5-year-old child into a tanning booth. Krentcil tells the Associated Press her daughter got her sunburn from being outside on a recent warm day.
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A New Jersey mother accused of causing skin burns to her young daughter by taking her into a tanning booth pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a child endangerment charge, and the tanning salon’s owner appeared to corroborate her story.