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Grandmother charged in drowning death of 4-month-old

Grandma charged in drowning death of 4-month-old in North Port, police say

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According to the report, the baby was left in a bathtub alone for nearly 10 minutes when he drowned.

@BN9: Grandma charged in drowning death of 4-month-old in North Port, police say

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Robin Florand, 44, of Lakeland was arrested this past week on charges of manslaughter (negligence) aggravated death of a child. 

Officials said 4-month-old Anakin David James Ennis was in the care of Florand, his grandmother, on November 16, 2016 when he died.

According to the report, the baby was left in a bathtub alone for nearly 10 minutes when he drowned. 

Ennis was found unresponsive and face down in a few inches of water.

The incident happened at a home on Traverse Avenue in North Port. 

The report said Florand took the baby to a neighbor’s house who called 911 and helped give the child CPR. 

Detectives interviewed the neighbor who said Florand threw the victim into his arms naked and said “I found it in the tub,” before walking away. 

Ennis was transported to All Children’s Hopsital in St. Petersburg where he later passed away. 

Detectives also found methamphetamine in the bathroom and Florand tested positive for the drug. 

Florand was also watching the baby’s 2-year-old brother, according to the report. 

Officials said the victim’s mother, Micayla Ennis, was not home at the time. 

Grandmother charged in drowning death of 4-month-old

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