Manslaughter Charge For Baby Death 14 Nov 13

A 19-year-old Arlington woman is facing multiple felony charges in Sibley County Court, including manslaughter, after her 8-month-old child died over the weekend. Christina DeLeon was apparently giving both of her boys a bath at the same time on Saturday when she took one of them out of the tub, and left the 8-month-old unattended. Authorities were called out to her Arlington apartment and found the baby motionless and lying on the floor. A preliminary autopsy found that the child died due to drowning. Investigators say that that DeLeon was under the influence of methamphetamine at the time, and she also allegedly confessed to giving the baby adult-strength Nyquil. She’s now facing four felony charges, including manslaughter, and is scheduled to make an appearance in court today (THU).