GUILTY: Mom Left Baby in Playpen for 10 Days While She Took a Vacation

February 23rd, 2024 4:11 PM

This is what happens when we foster a culture that gives absolutely no value towards the lives of kids.

An Ohio mom pled guilty to murdering her 16-month-old daughter after leaving her home alone in a playpen last summer while taking a vacation.

Back in June of 2023, Candelario took a trip to Detroit and Puerto Rico but didn’t want to bring along her daughter, Jailyn. Rather than asking a family member to babysit or hiring a nanny or something, the mother left her daughter home alone. Again, she was only 16-months old.

“The 16-month-old child was extremely dehydrated at the time of death. The 16-month-old child was discovered in a Pack-N-Play pen on a liner soiled with urine and feces with soiled blankets,” the prosecutors office said, according to Daily Mail.

An autopsy confirmed that the baby died of starvation and severe dehydration.


The abandonment of Candelario’s daughter apparently wasn’t a new thing. “We keep telling her not to leave her by herself, not just me, my friend across the street too, but she always leave her by herself,” an acquaintance told News5 Cleveland at the time of the death.

A female neighbor also insisted that baby Jailyn was “always a happy baby” and was “always smiling.” She also added that she would have happily watched the baby if Candelario needed it. “She could have knocked on any of our doors and asked us to take care of Jailyn and we would have" watched her.

Even so, the local Child and Family Services insisted that there were no records of previous cases involving Candelario.

On Thursday, Candelario pled guilty, faces a lifetime in prison and is set to be sentenced on March 18.