A SEVEN-MONTH-OLD baby boy has drowned in a bathtub while his three-year-old sibling played alongside him.
Alyssa Carolyn Jimmie found the baby unresponsive in her Miami-Dade home on May 20 after she had been in the nearby garage to do her nails.
The mom, 22, had put the baby and his brother in the tub and left the water running, a police affidavit revealed.
She reportedly felt comfortable leaving the kids because there was no drain plug in the tub, WPLG reported.
Jimmie returned to the tub around five to 10 minutes later and realized it was filled with water.
She told police that she found the baby unconscious while his sibling was playing.
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Jimmie frantically started CPR and went to her neighbor’s house to call 911 as her phone wasn’t working.
The baby was rushed to hospital but he died on May 23.He died from drowning and the manner of the death was accidental.
The drain was clogged with a small face towel, the affidavit stated.
Jimmie said her son knew how to clog the drain, according to court documents.
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Officers investigated the bathtub and found that when the drain wasn’t blocked, it wouldn’t fill past two inches.
Jimmie has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child under 18.
The affidavit stated she “failed to provide the ‘victim’ with the proper care that a prudent person would consider essential to the well-being of a seven-month-old child".
Judge Mindy Glazer said: “This is a very sad set of facts. I’m sorry for the family’s loss.”
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Jimmie’s dad told the judge it was “unintentional”, while her attorney branded the accident “tragic”.
Her bond has been set at $10,000.
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