Detroit woman, 22, accused of involuntary manslaughter after the 18-day-old baby was found dead in the bath
& # 39; Drunk & # 39; Detroit mother, 22, is accused of involuntary manslaughter after her 18-day-old baby is found dead in a bathtub
- A Detroit woman whose 18-day-old daughter drowned in a bathtub has been charged with involuntary manslaughter
- Investigators say 22-year-old Jaila Thomas had been drinking and was alone in her apartment on Monday when she found Lauren Williams not responding
- Police officers say the mother woke up and found her baby face down in the water
- When medical officials arrived, they couldn't revive the girl
- Thomas appeared in court on Thursday via video from prison
A woman from Detroit has been charged with the death of her 18-day-old daughter.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy called the allegations & # 39; terrible & # 39 ;.
& # 39; This baby was only in this world for 18 days. Do I really have to say this? Do not attempt to care for a baby if you are drunk. This should not happen if someone & # 39; do a little & # 39; is intoxicated. Please don't do it, & # 39; reads Worthy & # 39; s statement.
22-year-old Jaila Thomas had been drinking and was alone in her apartment on Monday when she did not respond to 18-year-old Lauren Williams in her bathtub
The police said the mother told the police that she woke up and found her baby, pictured, in the bathtub, face down in the water and completely unresponsive
Researchers say 22-year-old Jaila Thomas had been drinking and was alone in her apartment on Monday when she found Lauren Williams not responding.
The police said the mother told the police that she woke up and drove her baby with her face in the bathtub.
Doctors declared the girl dead after she could not have revived her.
Thomas was taken into custody on Monday morning and appeared in court on Thursday via video from prison.
Thomas was charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the second degree. PIctured, the apartment in Detroit, Michigan where she lived
Thomas is accused of involuntary manslaughter and second-rate child abuse. Bond was set at $ 150,000. Thomas did not appear with a lawyer.
Tina Williams lives upstairs and told ClickOnDetroit how she had met the baby two days earlier.
& # 39; I just had the chance to meet the baby, & # 39; said Williams. & # 39; Her name was Lauren. Beautiful baby girl. She was a lively baby. She grabbed my finger. She was full of life. & # 39;
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