(SL) – So much for a mother’s love. Erica Rosello is in court facing child neglect charges after she made no attempt to save her 6 year old daughter from a blaze inside their house in Miami. The fire started after Erica through water on an oil fire in the kitchen.
As the blaze consumed the apartment, 32-year old Erica left the residence to save herself and left her helpless daughter behind screaming. Rosello escaped the fire, flagged down a driver and asked to be driven to her friend’s house.
The Daily Mail Reports Rosello is charged with child neglect and is not allowed to contact her daughter, who is now in the custody of her mother Angelica Tabio.
Rosello wept in court on Sunday as she was told she could not see her daughter. She posted a $7,500 bond and is being held under house arrest.
Ms Tabio told a news station that Rosello loves her daughter but suffered from postpartum depression. She also thanked firefighters for saving her granddaughter’s life. Firefighters involved in the rescue of the six-year-old told CBS Miami about the moment they smashed a window and carried her to safety.
Miami-Dade firefighter David Arrencibia said he could hear the girl crying when he arrived at the home. ‘The bed was literally two feet from the window and I happened to see the little girl,’ he said.
Realizing there was no time to wait for a ladder, he smashed a window and got his partner to lift him inside.
“I could tell she was unconscious. It was picking her up, turning around and taking her out the window,” he said.
“I feel accomplished. I’m grateful that the situation was such that we were able to get her out as quickly as we did. Had we taken another three, four minutes the outcome would have been different.”