Youngest Child Was Just 9 Months Old

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn woman was arrested this past weekend and charged with leaving her children – the youngest just 9 months old — and her middle school-age brother in the car while she went off to gamble.

Ruth Liberal, 29, was arrested Sunday and was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, authorities told CBS 2.

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She allegedly left her three children – a 9-month-old daughter and two sons ages 4 and 9 – in the car along with her own 13-year-old brother while she gambled at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, authorities said.

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The Queens District Attorney’s Office said Liberal was still awaiting arraignment Monday evening.

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