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7/13/05-Harrison County

Foster Mother Turns Herself Into Police

An East Texas foster mother who claims a boy in her care drowned in a bathtub, turned herself into police Wednesday morning.

55-year-old Emma Ruth Williams is charged with endangering a child. Williams, a licensed foster mother, told investigators she had left 4-year-old Anthony Williams alone in the bathtub for several minutes. When she returned, she says the boy was lying face down in the tub.

Anthony, his younger brother and a sister had been staying with Williams for the last 14 days. CPS says they were taken from their birth mother because of drug use.

Investigators say preliminary autopsy results confirm Anthony did drown.

Amy Tatum reporting. atatum@kltv.com

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