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Mother Charged In Infant’s Bathtub Drowning

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa woman has been charged with manslaughter after authorities say her baby drowned while unattended in a bathtub.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that 22-year-old Sierra Latara McMillan placed her 7-month-old son in the tub Sunday afternoon and started the water. When she answered her apartment door for a solicitor, she reportedly left the water running.

The solicitor told deputies that he could hear the water running and the infant crying while inside the home. The baby stopped crying after a few minutes. The solicitor says McMillan eventually went to turn off the water. She returned and asked the solicitor to come back another time.

An autopsy listed the infant’s death as an accidental drowning.

McMillan was arrested Monday and being held without bail.

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