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UPDATE: Algoma mother charged in death of baby who drowned in tub

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TUESDAY 2/23/2021 10:52 a.m.

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (AP) — The mother of a 7-month-old child who drowned in a bathtub has been charged in Kewaunee County with child neglect resulting in death.

A criminal complaint says 23-year-old Cheyanne Wierichs left her baby alone in the tub for “several minutes” at their Algoma home Feb. 9.

The complaint says Wierichs left the bathroom to connect her phone to a Bluetooth speaker and then listening to a song in its entirety before hearing splashing.

Wierichs is also charged with possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

She is due in court for an initial appearance Thursday.

ORIGINAL: Algoma woman arrested in relation to child drowning incident

MONDAY 2/15/2021 7:36 p.m.

ALGOMA, Wis. (WFRV) – An Algoma woman was arrested on Monday in relation to an incident that resulted in a child drowning on February 9.

According to the Algoma Police Department, on Tuesday, police responded to the 400 block of Fourth Street in reference to a young child that had drowned.

Nearly a week later, police say their investigation into this incident has ended on February 15 with the arrest of 24-year-old Cheyanne Wierichs of Algoma.

Officials report Wierichs was booked into the Kewaunee County Jail and charged with Neglecting a Child resulting in death, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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