A grand jury has chosen not to indict the deeply tanned New Jersey mother who faced child endangerment charges last year for allegedly bringing her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth.
Patricia Krentcil, 44, said she felt vindicated by their decision but remained angry by the public attention.
"What this world did in this past year was make a mockery of me, and I don't appreciate that," Krentcil told reporters in front of her home Tuesday.
The Nutley, N.J. mother was arrested in April 2012 after staff members at her daughter's school noticed burn marks on the girl's legs and overheard her telling classmates she "went tanning with Mommy."
Krentcil said her daughter's burn came from the sun on an unusually warm day and that she would never take the girl into a tanning booth.
Krentcil, who is bronzed-colored from frequent tanning, had pleaded not guilty. Though she said she was innocent of the charge, she admitted to excessive tanning herself.
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