Mom jailed for leaving 8-year-old son home alone during Memorial Day weekend

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SUFFOLK, Va. -- A Virginia mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her 8-year-old son home alone during Memorial Day weekend.

Kionna Moret, 27,is facing charges for child neglect and child endangerment after a neighbor filed a police report about her son being left by himself.

A neighborhood woman said her teenager was kicking a ball around outside Saturday when the little boy came to play, according to WAVY.

The woman's son told her that the 8-year-old was left home when his mom went to South Carolina. That's when the woman decided to talk to the little boy herself.

“I looked over at him and said, ‘Hey, is your mom home? I need to talk to her.’ He got very hesitant and I said again, ‘I need to talk to your mother. Is she home?’ He hesitated again and he said ‘no,'” the woman told WAVY.

That's when the little boy said his mom wouldn't be home until Monday.

Moret left her son with pre-made corned beef hash and pizza for food and a cell phone to call her every hour.

The boy told the woman his mom wanted to make sure her travel plans were a secret.

“He said his mother had told him that she would spank him until he could not sit down if he told anybody,” said the woman.

The 8-year-old is now in the custody of Child Protective Services, according to WAVY.