A Florida mother was arrested on a manslaughter charge after authorities said her 7-month-old son drowned in a bathtub while she was in the garage doing her nails.

Florida Mom Charged After Baby Drowns In Tub While She Did Her Nails In The Garage

A Florida mother was arrested on a manslaughter charge after authorities said her 7-month-old son drowned in a bathtub while she was in the garage doing her nails.

Alyssa Carolyn Jimmie, 22, was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated manslaughter of a child under 18, Miami-Dade jail records showed.

On Friday, May 20 at 2:20 p.m., police arrived at Jimmie’s Miami-Dade home to find the 7-month-old baby unconscious.

According to an arrest affidavit, Jimmie had put the baby in a bathtub with his 3-year-old brother and left the water running.

Jimmie told police that she felt comfortable leaving the kids in the bathtub with the water running due to a missing drain plug, which she said allows the water to flow down the drain.

Alyssa Carolyn Jimmie, 22 A Florida mother was arrested on a manslaughter charge after authorities said her 7-month-old son drowned in a bathtub while she was in the garage doing her nails.
Alyssa Carolyn Jimmie, 22

Jimmie said she then left the children in the bath, unattended, while she went to the garage to do her nails at an at-home manicure station.

According to police, about 5 to 10 minutes later, Jimmie returned to check on them and found the drain clogged with a small towel and the tub filled with water.

The infant was unconscious in the water with the 3-year-old brother playing in the tub.

Jimmie then pulled the baby from the tub and started CPR. Police say she ran to a neighbor’s home to call 911.

The 7-month-old boy was transported to a local hospital where they were able to restore the child’s heartbeat but health officials say the child was brain dead. On May 23, the infant was pronounced dead.

Investigators determined the child had been under CPR procedures without a heartbeat for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Jimmie told investigators that her 3-year-old son knew how to clog the drain with the towel to fill the tub on his own.

According to an affidavit, when investigators tested the tub they found that when the drain wasn’t blocked, the tub wouldn’t fill past two inches.

When the drain was clogged with the towel, it was filled halfway at five minutes and completely filled at ten minutes.

The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy that determined the infant’s cause of death as drowning and classified the manner of death as an accident, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit said Jimmie “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,” and said her “negligence resulted in the untimely death of ‘the victim.'”

Jimmie faced a judge Thursday morning where she was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child, and her bond was set at $10,000.

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