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Police: Brooklyn Mother Charged In Connection With Infant’s Death

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Brookdale Hospital (credit: Google Street View)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say they have charged the mother of an 11-month-old Brooklyn boy who drowned in a bathtub with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say 24-year-old Angelica Huertas was charged Tuesday.

Authorities say 11-month-old Elijah Pardella was found unconscious just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the family’s Pennsylvania Avenue apartment. He was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.

Police say Elijah and his 3-year-old sister were left alone in the bathtub for several minutes with the drain unplugged, but the water still running.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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