Tempe mom sentenced to jail in near-drowning case

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Summer Dawn Angelly By Jennifer Thomas Summer Dawn Angelly By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A Valley mother accused of child abuse was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail.

Summer Dawn Angelly also received 10 years' probation and an additional six-month deferred jail time.

Angelly and the child's father, Jasen Anchondo, were indicted on felony child abuse charges after their 11-month-old son nearly drowned in a Tempe motel bathtub last summer.

Tempe police officers and firefighters were called to the Days Inn near Apache Boulevard and Rural Road on Aug. 5 after the boy's sister found him lying in the tub under the running faucet. The baby was revived with CPR.

Police said the boy was left in the bathtub because he had soiled his diaper and the couple had run out of clean ones. The water was left running and the baby was left unsupervised.

The parents and four children had been living at the motel for several weeks after moving from California.

Angelley initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but later changed her plea.