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Child left in bathtub dies, caretaker arrested

Child left in bathtub dies, caretaker arrested

CREATED Jun. 19, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The 10-month-old baby who was left in a bathtub was removed from life support Monday, according to officials with Tucson Police.

As a result of the child's death, Zada Davis was arrested Tuesday with an added charge of second degree murder.

Winter Breeze Azure was found unconscious and not breathing in a bathtub full of water on June 12.

When detectives with the Dependent Child Unit arrived, they learned that Davis was caring for the baby, along with two other children.

Davis told police she had left the child in the bathtub with the water running, while she left the bathroom to do other things in the apartment at 3636 N. Campbell Ave.

After 10 minutes, Davis returned to the bathroom and found the tub overflowing with water, and the baby was floating.

A neighbor performed CPR on the child while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive.

The other two children in the apartment were not injured.

Davis was booked into Pima County Jail.

 

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