A Florida mother has been arrested after her 7-month-old baby drowned in a bathtub as she left the bathroom to get her nails done, police said.
The woman, Alyssa Carolyn Jimmie, 22, was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child under the age of 18, according to Florida inmate records.
On May 20, Jimmi allegedly left her infant son in a bathtub with her other 3-year-old son with the water running and went to get her nails done at a manicure station located in a garage, NBC 6 South reported Florida. citing an affidavit from the Miami-Dade Police Department.
According to the police affidavit, Jimmi said she was happy to leave her children in the tub because a drain plug was missing. But she returned five to 10 minutes later to find the drain plugged with a towel, the tub full and the baby unconscious, police said, according to the news channel.
Police said Jimmie started CPR on the child and she went to a neighbor who dialed 911 because her phone wasn’t working.
At a hospital, the baby’s heartbeat was restored, but he died three days later, according to NBC 6 South Florida. A coroner determined the baby’s cause of death to be drowning.
In the affidavit, police said Jimmie’s “negligence resulted in the untimely death of the ‘victim,'” the news channel reported.
news week has contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department for more information.
In another incident in Indiana in March, authorities said a woman was charged with neglect of a felony after her infant son died from over-tight seat belts in his car seat. The mother reportedly told a local news station she never adjusted the seat’s straps because she didn’t know how to do it.
Last month, a father was charged in connection with the death of his 6-year-old son after the boy’s 8-year-old brother accidentally shot him, police said. The children were in a bedroom when the 8-year-old found his father’s gun and shot with it, according to police.
In January, a Texas mother was charged with child endangerment after putting her 13-year-old son in the trunk of a car because he had COVID-19, police said. In a statement to a news channel, the Cypress-Fairbanks School District in Houston, where the mother was a teacher, said police “were warned that a child was in the trunk of a car at a drive-through COVID-19 testing site earlier.” this week.”
“Law enforcement conducted a full investigation, which resulted in an arrest warrant,” the district said.
https://www.newsweek.com/infant-drowns-bathtub-after-florida-mom-leaves-manicure-police-say-1710644 Toddler drowns in bathtub after Florida mom goes for manicure, police say