1-Year-Old Baby Girl Dead, 5-Year-Old Sister Critical After Mom Allegedly Caught Trying to Drown Them in Bathtub in South L.A.
A 1-year-old girl died and her 5-year-old sister was in critical-but-stable condition after their mother allegedly tried to drown them in a bathtub, according to police and reports.
The LAPD stated this afternoon: "LAFD tried to resuscitate both as best as they could and transported to a local hospital. 1 yr old passed away."
It happened ...
... in the 900 block of W. 50th St. in South L.A. about shortly before 7:30 a.m., police said.
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LAPD spokesman Cmdr. Andrew Smith told City News Service:
The girls' father was home, and he heard noises from the bathroom, and when he went in, it appeared that the mother was trying to drown the children.
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The woman was detained for questioning.
[Corrected at 4:18 p.m.]: The Los Angeles Times says the tub was a baby tub for washing infants. The headline was changed.
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