Zoraida Hernandez charged with felony child neglect

An Alexandria woman named Zoraida Magali Conde Hernandez has been charged with felony child neglect after her 8-month-old baby died due to being left in a hot parked car in Arlington.

Police say the mother, who lives in Alexandria, had intended to drop the child off at daycare on her way to work in Arlington, but apparently forgot and went on to work.

When she left work, she still didn't notice the child. She only noticed at some point while she was driving that the child was in the vehicle and immediately drove to Inova Alexandria Hospital, where the child was declared dead at about 4:20 p.m.

Police believe the child died long before it got to the hospital. The high temperature Friday was 90.