DENVER (AP) – A Denver County judge cited with breaking a city ordinance for leaving her granddaughter in a car while she shopped has a chance to have her case dismissed in six months.

The Denver Post reports that Denver County Court Judge Mary Celeste and a special prosecutor have agreed to a deferred six-month prosecution. Her case will be dismissed in six months if Celeste stays out of trouble.

Authorities accused Celeste of leaving her 6-year-old granddaughter in a locked car in late July on a day with temperatures above 90 degrees. An attorney for Celeste previously said there was water in the car and a fan was running.

Celeste in a statement says she’s regretful for what happened and that the incident has made her a better judge.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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