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3/4/06-Longview

Longview Woman Charged In Child Drowning

A case of possible child abuse is discovered by Longview Police in what they were told was a child drowning in a bathtub. A 911 call brought police to a home on Rockwood Lane around 9:00 p.m. yesterday, where a 2-year-old girl was found floating face down in a bathtub.

The female relative told police the child drowned. The child was airlifted to Dallas Children's Hospital around 2:00 this morning, where she died.

Earlier today the female relative who was caring for the child, Shondreta Thomas, 31, was arrested on a warrant for "injury to a child." Police say Thomas' story didn't match up to what medical people were telling them about other injuries the child had. Thomas remains in the Gregg County Jail.

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