Florida toddler drowned as mom, boyfriend slept: cops

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A Florida couple was asleep as a toddler apparently wandered right into a swimming pool and drowned, police mentioned.

The kid’s mom, Amanda Paige Davis, and her live-in boyfriend, Charner Leon Williams IV, have been arrested at their Titusville residence on a cost of aggravated manslaughter of a kid after Davis’ 23-month-old daughter, Athena Blevins, was discovered lifeless of their pool Saturday afternoon, police mentioned.

The couple’s roommate discovered the toddler unresponsive within the pool and carried out CPR till paramedics obtained to the house, Titusville police mentioned.

“The dad and mom didn’t get up till paramedics arrived on scene,” police said in a statement Sunday.

Paramedics have been unable to save lots of the lady, who was later pronounced lifeless at a hospital, police mentioned.

A subsequent search of the couple’s residence revealed drug paraphernalia that was “simply accessible” to the kid, investigators mentioned.

“As well as, it was discovered that no steps have been put in place to forestall the toddler from accessing further hazards, such as the swimming pool and the roadway,” police mentioned.

Davis informed detectives she and Williams have been recovering heroin addicts who had been sober for the previous two months, in accordance with an arrest report obtained by WKMG.

However the couple allegedly admitted utilizing heroin, cocaine and marijuana earlier within the day previous to the lady’s drowning. Davis informed investigators the pair went to mattress at about 4 or 5 a.m. and final noticed Athena sleeping in her mattress, the arrest report states.

The lady had not too long ago realized how you can open a sliding glass door and Davis allegedly didn’t take steps to cease her from getting exterior. Detectives additionally discovered a glass pipe and a white powdery substance in a bag contained in the couple’s bed room that Williams mentioned was heroin, authorities mentioned.

Davis and Williams, each 30, remained held with out bond Monday on the Brevard County Jail, on-line information present. They’re scheduled to return to courtroom on March 11. It’s unclear in the event that they’ve employed attorneys who might reply to the allegations.

Davis’ daughter, in the meantime, was set to show 2 on Friday, WKMG reported.