Pueblo

Babysitter arrested after 11-mo-old drowns in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. - A 22-year-old has been arrested after an 11-month-old girl drowned in a bathtub at home in Pueblo.

Amanda Miller, 22, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for child abuse resulting in death, a class 3 felony.

Pueblo officers responded to the 2500 block of Emilia Street on May 8 after getting a call from Miller stating she was giving the baby CPR.

When police arrived, they found Miller kneeling next to the infant in the living room of the home. Officers checked for a pulse but didn’t sense any sign of life. The baby was taken to a hospital where she was intubated and unresponsive for several days.

The baby died on May 14.

During a police interview with Miller, she stated that she left the baby in the bathtub with her 3-year-old sister while she vacuumed in another room. Miller claimed that it was only six or seven minutes before she returned to find the baby face down in the water.

Miller also admitted that a few hours earlier she had smoked marijuana after taking a nap.

After officers found some discontinuities with Miller’s story, an arrest warrant was issued for Miller. Miller, at the time, was already in jail Miller for an outstanding felony warrant for failing to appear for providing false information to a pawnbroker.

Miller is being held at the jail on a $51,000 bail.

To get more details on this story: Affidavit: "I didn't mean to hurt that baby"


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