MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida mother is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of her 7-month-old baby.
Alyssa Jimmie faced a judge Thursday morning.
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According to the arrest report, the 22-year-old told police that she left the baby with his 3-year-old brother in the bathtub with the water running in their southwest Miami-Dade home.
She said she went to get her nails done nearby at an “in-home” salon, and because there was no “drain plug,” she felt it was safe to leave them alone.
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When she came back, police said, the baby was unconscious and the drain had been stopped with a small face towel.
The baby was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead.
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A judge set her bond at $10,000.