A Tampa, Fla., woman has been arrested after police say she allowed her 7-month-old infant to drown while she spoke to a salesman inside her apartment.
Sierra McMillan, 22, allegedly left the water running in the bathtub with her infant son inside the tub. The salesman told police he could hear the baby crying as she continued to chat with him.
The salesman told police that McMillan ignored the crying while she spoke with him and after a few minutes, the crying stopped. He said after about 15 – 20 minutes, McMillan excused herself, went into the bathroom and then calmly returned with a wet shirt, asking the gentleman to come back another time.
The salesman said he left and waited a few minutes, wondering what happened to the baby and then saw emergency vehicles pulling up. The solicitor decided to approach police and tell them what he witnessed. Police believe that McMillan called them after she went to check on the infant, while she was still in the bathroom.
McMillan reportedly denied that the salesman was even there during the incident, claiming that she was washing her baby, then bent down to pick up some soap, felt light headed and passed out. McMillan told police that when she came to, she found her infant son face down in the bathtub.
Police aren’t buying her story however, arresting her on Monday and charging her with aggravated manslaughter.