Alyssa Carrolyn Jimmie: Florida mom, 22, charged as infant drowns in bathtub while she does manicure
According to Miami-Dade inmate records, Jimmie has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child under the age of 18
Alyssa Carrolyn Jimmie, a mother in Florida was arrested on Wednesday, May 25, when her 7-month-old infant drowned in a bathtub while she was getting her nails done. Jimmie, 22, was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child under the age of 18, according to Miami-Dade inmate records.
Jimmie allegedly left her baby son in a bathtub with her other 3-year-old son running while she went to get her nails trimmed at a manicure station in a garage on May 20, according to an affidavit from the Miami-Dade Police Department, according to NBC 6 South Florida. Jimmie claimed she felt safe leaving her children in the tub because the drain plug was missing, according to the police affidavit. She returned five to ten minutes later to find the drain had been jammed with a towel, the tub was full, and the baby was unconscious.
According to police, Jimmie began performing CPR on the youngster before going to a neighbor who contacted 911 because her phone was out of service. According to NBC 6 South Florida, the baby's heartbeat was restored in a hospital, but he died three days later.
The affidavit stated that the investigators concluded he'd been without a heartbeat for 45 minutes to an hour before receiving CPR. Jimmie said that her 3-year-old son had figured out how to use the towel to clog the drain and fill the tub on his own.
When investigators examined the tub, they discovered that it wouldn't fill more than two inches when the drain wasn't clogged. According to the affidavit, when the drain was clogged with the towel, it was filled halfway after five minutes and completely after ten minutes. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner did an autopsy and ruled the infant's cause of death was drowning and the manner of death was an accident.
According to the affidavit, Jimmie "'failed to provide 'the victim' with the proper care that a prudent person would consider essential to the well-being of a seven-month-old child," and her "negligence resulted in the untimely death of 'the victim.'" Jimmie is a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, which is a federally recognized tribe with its own government.
Jimmie made her first appearance in court on Thursday, and her bond was set at $10,000. Judge Mindy Glazer remarked, "This is a very sad set of facts. I'm sorry for the family's loss." Her father was present at the hearing and informed the judge that it was an inadvertent mistake. Jimmie's lawyer also claimed it was a terrible accident and that the information on the arrest form was invalid.