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MOTHER OF BABIES LEFT UNATTENDED IN BATHTUB APPEARS IN COURT

When 34-year-old Bethanie A. Carriker made her first appearance before Judge Robert L. Headrick in Blount County General Sessions Court this afternoon, her attorneys asked that her court date be rescheduled for May 29 at the Blount County Justice Center. Carriker stands accused of aggravated child neglect in the drowning death of her 15-month-old daughter and the attempted drowning of her now-three-week-old infant, who was 19 days old at the time of the crime. Carriker is being held in the Blount County Jail on $1 million bond.

The toddler was pronounced dead at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Tuesday evening.

Court documents assert the babies were left alone in a bathtub for 10 to 12 minutes, and the mother was said to have found them “blue and unresponsive” before calling 911 for help.

Personnel from the Seymour Fire Department and Blount County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Greenfern Trail home shortly after 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, having received a call about a drowning. The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department chief said Carriker was attempting CPR when they arrived.

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2 Responses

  1. Judy meadows

    I cant believe u drawn your babies they were Angela if u didnt want them why didnt u take them some where they could have a good home but dont worried they have the perfect home they are with jesus they should hold your head under the water and see how u feel but u will say u are crazy to get out of it but when u stand infront of jesus and tell him what u did i wouldnt want to be in your shoes for nothing i could never hurt one of my babys god give them to u and u kill them u ant no mom u are a devil i hope u never see a day of peace i hope thoes little angels run throw your head how they tried to get out and never let u see a day of peace

  2. Beverly Smith

    This was intentional and she should be charged with murder. No one is that stupid as to leave children that young unattended in a bathtub.

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