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Phoenix man charged with leaving baby son in car

Phoenix man charged with leaving baby son in car

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Sep 23, 2013

PHOENIX (AP) - Bond has been set at $25,000 for a Phoenix man accused of leaving his baby son in a hot car while he went to work.
   
Maricopa County prosecutors say 28-year-old Brokale Lytte Marques was arraigned Monday on charges of child abuse and endangerment.
   
He was arrested Saturday after his 1-year-old son was found in a lethargic state at the Scottsdale Quarter shopping area.
   
Authorities say Marques told investigators he left the baby in a car seat because he was unable to find a sitter.
   
Marques says he left the vehicle running and the air conditioning on.
   
Authorities say the child remains in critical condition at a Scottsdale hospital.
   
Marques didn't have an attorney as of Monday. His case has a scheduled Sept. 30 status conference and Oct. 2 preliminary hearing.

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.