Arkansas mother arrested in drowning death of 1-year-old child

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) – Authorities in southwestern Arkansas say a 28-year-old
woman has been arrested in connection with the July drowning death of her
1-year-old daughter.

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office says Danielle Mitchell was arrested on
Friday on a complaint of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

Authorities say that on July 9, deputies responded to reports of a drowned
child at a residence in a rural area near Texarkana, about 135 miles (217
kilometers) southwest of Little Rock.

Sheriff’s office investigators say Mitchell had been caring for three young
children at the time. The 1-year-old drowned in a bathtub.

It was not immediately clear if Mitchell is represented by an attorney.

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