Mother Arrested in Death of Infant
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.