Mother Charged With Negligent Homicide After Son Drowns In Bath Tub

MERRIMACK, N.H. (CBS) – Police in New Hampshire have arrested the mother of an eight-month-old boy who drowned in a bath tub.

Melissa Gutierrez surrendered herself to Merrimack Police Monday night.

She was wanted by police on charges of negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say 25-year-old Gutierrez and the infant’s 2-year-old brother were in the Wilson Hill Road home at the time of the incident Thursday, August 25th. After an investigation, it was determined that the two children were left in the bath tub unattended, for an extended period of time.

The warrant was issued by Merrimack Police at the end of last week. Efforts to locate her on the warrant were unsuccessful, and a press release was generated seeking public assistance in locating her Monday. This developed leads and a new phone number.

Gutierrez was contacted by phone and agreed to surrender herself. She is being held on $100,000 cash bail.


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