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KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- A Mohave County Grand Jury has charged a foster mother in the death of an 8-month-old boy who drowned in a bathtub while in her care.
The Kingman Daily Miner (http://bit.ly/wCe7qa ) reports Elizabeth Dawn Stone has been ordered to appear in court Thursday for her arraignment. She faces one count of manslaughter.
A Sheriff's Office incident report says Stone told investigators she drew a bath for the boy on Sept. 25. The boy was acting fussy in the water. She went to retrieve a towel from a hall closet just outside the bathroom.
Stone said that while she was getting a towel, the phone rang and she went to the bedroom to answer it. At the same time, her fiance came home and she greeted him before they returned to the bathroom and found the boy face down in the bathtub.
Information from: Kingman Daily Miner, http://www.kingmandailyminer.com