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Mother abandoned boy, 7, in sweltering house with its doors nailed shut

Claudia Dinora Maldonado-Vasquez allegedly locked her seven year-old son in this sweltering Miami house with no food or ventilation, and with the doors nailed shut to stop him getting out

Claudia Dinora Maldonado-Vasquez allegedly locked her seven year-old son in this sweltering Miami house with no food or ventilation, and with the doors nailed shut to stop him getting out (Pictures: 7 News Miami)

A mother abandoned her seven year-old son in a boiling Miami house that had its doors nailed shut, police say.

Claudia Dinora Maldonado-Vasquez, 24, reportedly dumped the boy in terrible heat, in a home with no air conditioning or open windows.

The distressed youngster began screaming, prompting a neighbor to call police.

When officers arrived at the house Tuesday morning, they saw the distraught youngster through a window.

An arrest report said: The child told the unit that he did not want to be alone.

Maldonado-Vasquez's alleged neglect was busted after a neighbor heard her son screaming and dialed 911

Maldonado-Vasquezs alleged neglect was busted after a neighbor heard her son screaming and dialed 911. She hung up when police called her on her phone, then tested positive for cocaine, it is alleged (Picture: 7News Miami)

The unit then observed bars around the windows and nails at the top of the door that would not allow the door to be opened from the inside.

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The report continued: The house…had empty beer bottles and cigarette butts on the floor.

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The heat was terrible. There was no ventilation and the door had been nailed shut.

There was no telephone, no drinking water and no food to Read More – Source