Mother Charged With Attempted Murder After Baby Nearly Drowns

The mother of a 9-month-old baby girl that nearly drowned in City Heights Friday has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and child abuse, police confirmed.

The incident happened around 3:40 p.m. at a home on the 4100-block of 42nd Street. Police say the baby nearly drowned inside a bathtub while under the care of her mother, 22-year-old Whitney Holman.

Medics and firefighters responded to the scene and the child was transported to Rady Children's Hospital. On Saturday, police said the child remained in critical condition.

Child abuse and homicide detectives were called to investigate the scene in City Heights. Once officials learned the baby had survived the near-drowning, child abuse detectives fully took over the case.

Holman was questioned by police, who said the mother was cooperating with investigators. Police say she placed the call to 911 to report the incident.

No other family members were home at the time of the near-drowning.

Police say Holman has no history of child abuse. On Saturday, police confirmed she had been booked into Las Colinas Detention Facility on charges of attempted murder and child cruelty.

Holman is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Check back for updates on these latest developments.

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