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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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Bronzed NJ mom: Girl’s sunburn not from salon

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.

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