This is just too awful to be believed! A Virginia mom has been arrested after leaving her three kids under 12 at home alone for five days as she ran off with her boyfriend to party in Mexico. Keep reading for the heartbreaking ordeal that she put her young ones through.
OMG, this is just crazy. Aida Stovall, 30, of Henrico, VA has been busted after doing the absolute unthinkable. She intentionally left her 11-year-old and eight-year-old twin daughters totally home alone as she jetted off to Cancun, Mexico for a romantic vacation with her boyfriend. She didn’t bother to get a sitter, find a relative to watch them, nothing! The only way that her totally reprehensible act was discovered was when Aida’s oldest daughter revealed to her grade school principal that their mom had left them alone for three days. That is SO sad!
Aida took off for Mexico on Sept. 13 for a five day trip — even posting Facebook photos from her resort — and it wasn’t until Sept. 16 that the principal found out and alerted authorities that the girls had been home alone for so long. Needless to say, US Customs agents arrested her as she entered the country in Florida on her return from Cancun. She was extradited back to VA where she’s been jailed ever since.The bad mom was finally arraigned Sept. 30, charged with three felony counts of child abuse/neglect.
What’s even more horrible is the half-baked effort she made to get near-strangers to check on the kids while she was away. A 67-year-old neighbor who had never spoken to Aida before says that she asked her if she could watch her kids for five days. Who does that?! She asked someone she DIDN’T EVEN KNOW to take care of her three kids for nearly a week! This story is just all kids of wrong.
Fortunately the 11-year-old was able to cook for her sisters and even did the laundry. But Aida didn’t even leave an emergency contact number for the girls in case anything went wrong. She’s been ordered not to have contact with the girls, who are now staying with a relative. Which begs the question, WHY didn’t she have the girls stay with them in the first place while she went on vacation?!
HollywoodLifers, is Aida the worst mother ever for leaving her daughters home alone to party in another country?