Chicago mother charged in baby's death due in court

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A mother charged in the death of her 7-month-old daughter is scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning.

Erica Hampton was charged with child endangerment after the girl was left strapped in a car seat in a Lawndale apartment in 2013. She was found unresponsive in the car seat.

The baby, Lamya Hampton, was in a snowsuit, in the child seat on a bunk bed.

Hampton had left her three young children home alone.

Lamya Hampton, was found by a neighbor, after the girl's 2-year-old sister was wandering in the hallway, looking for food.