LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman who called police to report seeing a child bound in a Walmart parking lot in Kansas says she thought the child may have been abducted.
Linda Baranski testified Tuesday in Douglas County Court that the girl, who was bound and had tape on her face, was rocking back and forth.
Adolfo and Deborah Gomez, of Northlake, Ill., are charged with child abuse and aggravated endangerment after police found the couple's 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son tied up outside the store in Lawrence in June. The parents say they stopped at the store after their SUV broke down during a trip.
Three other children, ages 12, 13 and 15, were unrestrained inside the SUV.
The preliminary hearing is to determine if the parents will stand trial.