Adults blamed for toddler's tub death in Deming
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The Whatcom County medical examiner says a toddler drowned in a bathtub at a Deming home because of inadequate adult supervision.
Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel says 2-year-old Garret A. Charlie drowned accidentally Friday while bathing with cousins -- ages 3 and 5.
The sheriff's office is investigating whether negligence or abuse charges should be brought against the boy's aunt and uncle.
The Bellingham Herald (http://is.gd/O7r8Kd ) reports state child welfare workers placed the boy in the home in August because his mother was in rehab for drug abuse.
A prayer service for Garret was scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nooksack Tribe Community Building.
Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com