Mother charged in drowning death of NC child

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 27 at 10:23 AM

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A Jacksonville woman has been charged in the death of a child who drowned last month.
 
The Daily News of Jacksonville reported (http://bit.ly/12soNu6) that 27-year-old Amanda Gayle Reed is charged with involuntary manslaughter, negligent child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
 
Jacksonville police say Reed is accused of failing to supervise a child in an area with a swimming pool which led to the drowning.
 
Twenty-month-old Mercadiez Kohlinda Reed died May 11.

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