Mother released from jail after baby dies in hot car while she attended church

PALM BAY, Fla. — A Brevard County woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her 11-month-old daughter is now out of jail.


Bulaine Molme, 37, was released from the Brevard County Jail early Friday afternoon.

Channel 9 tried to approach Molme as she was leaving, but she and her husband quickly got inside a vehicle and took off.

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Molme was arrested Thursday after her child was left in a hot car and died, according to Palm Bay Police.

On May 28, police responded to the Mount of Olives Evangelical Church at 6165 Babcock Street in Palm Bay for an unresponsive child in a vehicle.

When officers arrived, they learned the infant had been left in a car for approximately three hours while the parents went to the church service.

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Investigators determined Molme arrived late to the church service she was set to officiate and told police she believed the child was brought inside by a member of the church.

When the service concluded, about three hours later, Molme realized that the child was not inside and immediately went to her vehicle and found the child unresponsive in the car.

According to police, 911 was called and CPR was started until rescue personnel arrived.

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The infant was taken to Palm Bay Community Hospital, where she later died.

The 37-year-old mother was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child.

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