Parents Charged In Death Of Toddler Left In Car Overnight

Kelli Wiese
December 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Olga Esquivel and Angel Esquivel Blanco of Humble are accused of leaving their 2-year-old in a car overnight after a party.

Last September, prosecutors say they left Alicia Esquivel in the backseat of a car overnight. She died of heat exposure.

Olga Esquivel told investigators when they returned home at about midnight, she helped her intoxicated husband get inside, and they fell asleep. It wasn't until about noon when she woke up and realized Alicia was still in the car.

She said she splashed water on the child and performed CPR. She claims she waited more than an hour to call 911 because her cell phone battery was dead. At first, she told deputies that Alicia had slept with her and her husband, according to the court papers.

She then changed her story when deputies determined the young girl had been alive in the car, Abandoning a child and tampering with a corpse are second-degree felonies that carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison.