A FECKLESS mother who locked her toddler in a hot car for up to five hours while she boozed has been taken into custody after the little girl suffered a gruesome and tragic death.
The mother of two-year-old June Love Agosto admitted to cops that she had been drinking alcohol with a friend when she fell asleep and left her daughter to roast to death in the sweltering car in Torrance, California.
She left the toddler strapped to her car-seat and under a blanket with the heating switched on for four to five hours on the night of September 22.
When the mother woke up, she discovered little June covered in vomit and with burns to her face, chest and arms.
The mother attempted to cool June by spraying her with a hose.
The two-year-old was rushed to hospital in full cardiac arrest but tragically couldn’t be saved, with a harrowing arrest report describing how skin was peeling from the toddler’s back.
June’s temperature was as high as 40C.
Her mother is originally said to have told police that she only left the youngster in the car for a few minutes while knocking on a babysitter’s door.
She admitted to cops that she was a recovering drug addict but insists that she had only consumed alcohol on the night of her daughter’s death.
Investigators have subsequently discovered that June’s mother lost custody of another child six years ago after taking that youngster to a drug bust.
June’s godmother Jessica Peterson-Burns said the family were devastated.
“Our family is broken, we just need prayers and we’re just broken,” she said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to support the family and pay for funeral costs.
Rosie Vargas-Charneco wrote: “This page is being set up on behalf of my Cousin Garry who has experienced the worse loss ever of his daughter June Love Agosto.
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“June was just 2 years old, full of life and loved by so many.
“Unfortunately, a tragedy occurred and beautiful June has become an angel in heaven.”
So far more than $2,500 (£2,030) has been donated.
The little girl’s father is not together with June’s mother.
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