A young Florida mom has been charged in the death of her 7-month-old son who drowned in the bathtub while she left him unattended to do her nails.
Alyssa Carolyn Jimmie, 22, was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child under 18 for the accidental drowning death of her infant on May 20, Local10 reported.
Jimmie was running a bath for her baby and his 3-year-old brother in her Miami-Dade home when she left the bathroom to do her nails in the home’s garage.
She told investigators she felt comfortable leaving the boys in the tub unattended because there was no drain plug and water could flow freely down the drain.
The garage, which houses an at-home manicure station, is about 62 feet away from the bathtub, according to police.
When Jimmie returned to the bathroom about five to 10 minutes later, the tub was filled with water and her infant child was unconscious, she told police. The drain had been clogged with a small face towel, she said.
She said she began CPR on the baby and ran to a neighbor’s house to call 911 because her phone wasn’t working.
The infant was rushed to an area hospital, where medical staff were able to restart his heartbeat — though he was presumed brain dead. He died three days later, according to NBC6.
The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner determined that the baby died from accidental drowning.
A Miami Dade Circuit Court Judge set Jimmie’s bond at $10,000.
“It is a very sad set of events. I’m sorry for your loss,” Judge Mindy Glazer told the mother. “Make sure you stay in touch with your attorney and listen to what they tell you.”
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