Mom In Vegas Arrested After Infant Nearly Dies In Bathtub

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File photo of bathtub. (Credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

File photo of bathtub. (Credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 28-year-old Las Vegas mother who left her infant unattended in a bathtub faces charges of felony child neglect after the baby nearly died.

Las Vegas police say Lori Lee Martinez was arrested Friday afternoon at her Las Vegas home after they received an emergency call about the near drowning.

Martinez allegedly left her infant alone briefly and returned to the bathroom to discover the child was submerged and not breathing.

The infant resumed breathing after emergency officials arrived and was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Las Vegas police say children in water should constantly be supervised.

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