‘Home alone’ mom pleads no contest | TheUnion.com

‘Home alone’ mom pleads no contest

The Lake Wildwood woman who left her disabled, 5-year-old son home alone on Christmas night pleaded no contest to child endangerment Wednesday afternoon.

Nevada County Superior Court Judge Candace Heidelberger suspended imposition of a sentence and placed Panzica on four years of summary court probation.

Stacy Lynn Panzica, 40, must complete a 52-week child endangerment program and must enroll in the program by April 2 as part of her probation terms.

Panzica had left her son home alone for about 15 hours while she went to Santa Rosa to see a male friend on Christmas night. Her parents went to her residence at about 1 p.m. the next day and found the boy in his crib in the empty house. Panzica returned on the following evening, two days later.

– Liz Kellar

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