19-year-old mom gets high, falls asleep in tub with baby, police say. Now, she faces murder charges after infant's death.

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Source: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 3 2021, Published 4:07 p.m. ET

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A Georgia mom faces charges after she got high and fell asleep with her child in a bathtub, leading to the infant's drowning, police said.

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According to WSB-TV, 19-year-old Anslie Brantley fell asleep in the bath with her 11-month-old son — Draiden Shane Nichols — and when she woke up, he was unresponsive.

According to the arrest report, the 11-month-old was being given CPR by the Coweta County Fire Department when the police arrived at the scene. The arrest report also stated that the Coweta County Fire Department had "suctioned a lot of water from the child."

The child was taken to the hospital.

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The accused’s mother, Kelli Gordon, told WSB-TV in a statement that she tried to check on the mother and son in the bath multiple times, then: "about 10 or 20 minutes later, Ansley [sic] started screaming." Gordon went to Brantley who was holding the baby and saying that he couldn't breathe.

According to WSB-TV, Gordon tried to revive the infant, but it was too late.

The Coweta County Sheriff's office determined Brantley was high on drugs when she took her son and got in the bath. They believe she then fell asleep, and that is when the baby drowned, according to WSB-TV. Deputies also found methamphetamine and narcotics in the Georgia home.

The accused teen mother has been charged with second-degree murder and child cruelty.

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