Bronx Man Faces Charges In Connection With Death Of 14-Month-Old Daughter

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A Bronx man has been charged in connection with the death of his daughter.

Daniel Castillano, 23, has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and two counts of acting in a manner injuring a child under 17, according to a police department spokeswoman.

Castillano’s 14-month-old daughter died in May after nearly drowning in the bathtub of her family’s Selwyn Avenue apartment.

Castillano allegedly stepped away for a few minutes to go into the kitchen, and left the girl in an overflowing tub with her 3-year-old brother. The boy was not injured, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.

The baby later died at a nearby hospital of injuries related to the near drowning.

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