Woman pleads guilty to leaving boy alone at mall

A Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to letting her 7-year-old nephew wander around a New Hampshire mall for several hours while she went shopping. Ana Matos of Lawrence, Mass., first told police in July she was looking for her nephew; however, she was observed carrying three shopping bags containing more than $500 in clothing at The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem. Matos, 45, pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct; she was originally charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The Eagle Tribune reported that she avoided jail time, but received a $500 fine, with $250 suspended for two years as part of a plea agreement.

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