A Spokane teen mom accused of abandoning her 18-month-old son admits she's made mistakes, but said leaving her baby alone isn't one of them.
"I try my hardest (but) I mess up here and there," said Brianna Weaver. "I love my son."
Court documents indicate Weaver left her son at her West Central apartment just before midnight on June 29 so she could go for a walk. That walk, however, turned into a two day hiatus.
"I was fighting with an ex boyfriend and a lot of stuff had gone on throughout that time span," she said. " I'm pregnant; I'm emotional."
A concerned neighbor called police a few hours after she left. Officers said they discovered the baby boy in his crib alone.
Based on surveillance video from her apartment complex, officers believe the boy was alone for three hours.
Weaver said a neighbor was supposed to watch her son and use a baby monitor when she had to go to her own apartment.
"I know how it looks and that...worries me; that makes me feel horrible, I'm not going to lie, that my son was alone when the cops got there because the person that was watching him left my apartment," Weaver said
She said she called her Child Protective Services worker and Crime Check to find out what happened to her son. However, she didn't return to her apartment until two days later.
"There were many things that went wrong. I should've had a way to be contacted leaving my son home with someone else. I should've had a way to be contacted. I should not have been gone so long. I should've checked in with (the neighbor). There are many things that could've gone differently, where this didn't happen," she said
Weaver's son is now in the care of CPS. Weaver will be in court July 16 to face charges of second-degree abandonment of child.