Oklahoma City toddler drowns in bathtub

Oklahoma City toddler drowns in bathtub. Police said the mother left the child in the bathtub briefly and accidentally locked herself outside of the house.
by Tiffany Gibson Modified: June 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm •  Published: June 21, 2012

A 13-month-old boy drowned in a bathtub after his mother left to take the trash out and accidentally locked herself out of the home, police said.

Master Sgt. Gary Knight said officers were called about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday to 3144 NW 48 in reference to a drowning.

He said the mother left the child in the bathtub briefly to take the trash outside and accidentally locked herself out of the house. She smashed a window to get back inside and found the baby face down in the bathtub, police said.

The toddler, identified as Jose Medina, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the drowning appears to be an accident and they don't expect charges to be filed against the mother.


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by Tiffany Gibson
News Online Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the digital news team. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media accounts. A Tennessee...
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