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AZ mom who left kids in car not unemployed or homeless

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A Valley mother accused of leaving her children in the car while she went on a job interview was actually working and had a home address, the Maricopa County Attorney said.

Her case has some people highly critical, while others are showing support and raising more than $100,000 for her. [View the YouCaring.com fundraiser page set up in her name]

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said the outpouring of support for Shanesha Taylor will not affect his prosecution.

Montgomery said Wednesday that thousands of names turned into his office in support of Shanesha Taylor were names of people who don't live in Arizona and don't know all the facts surrounding the case.

"We've learned since that she actually had part-time employment, so she wasn't unemployed, and she actually had a residence listed, so she wasn't really homeless," Montgomery said. "Nonetheless, those two children were still in jeopardy under the circumstances."

Shanesha Taylor is scheduled to return to court next month.

Shanesha Taylor issued a statement Tuesday morning promising to speak at a news conference, and then didn't show up.

The news release stated Shanesha Taylor would speak Tuesday morning, but instead not only was she a no-show but the news conference became a platform for politicians and activists.

"This was not a crime of child abuse, this is a crime of desperation," activist Jarrett Maupin said Tuesday.

"Make sure that we can get the child care subsidies funded back," said state Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor, D-Phoenix.

"My colleagues and I fought for the inclusion of child case subsidies for low-income workers in the state budget," said Sen. Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix.

Shanesha Taylor's newly retained attorney Ben Taylor read a statement that he said came from his client: "I read all my cards, emails and letters. They keep my spirits up and your prayers brighten my darkest days."

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

[Related: PD: Mom pleads not guilty to abuse charges for leaving kids in car]

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