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Mother Arrested in Death of Infant

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The mother of  a  7 month old girl  who drowned in a bathtub  last month has been arrested.34 year old  Erin Lujan  is charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree an 5  counts of Risk of Injury to  Minor.

Police were called to an apartment at 370 High Street in New Britain   the morning of September  21st on the report of an unresponsive infant.The child as taken to the nearby Hospital of Central Connecticut   where she was pronounced dead.The cause of death was asphyxia due to drowning.

Police say Lujan told them  the   infant was fussy and   decided to take a bath with her daughter to soothe her.Lujan said she fell asleep and was awakened by one of the other 4 children in the apartment who noticed water in the floor coming from the bathroom.

Lujan is being held in lieu of$100,000 bond.

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