- Associated Press - Saturday, December 13, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A Madison woman accused of drowning her infant daughter has been indicted on a capital murder charge.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/1sqBEeI ) prosecutors aren’t seeking the death penalty for 28-year-old Desiree Dawn Childers. Authorities say Childers put her fully clothed 7-month-old daughter in the bathtub and left her there to drown in August 2013.

The baby’s father returned home to find the child floating face down. Childers was the only person home when the child died.

Childers’ lawyers have argued that there’s no evidence their client intended to kill the child.

A police investigator testified last year Childers was arrested on shoplifting charges the day the baby died. She also was a patient at a methadone clinic and took the drug that day.

Childers has been free on bond since December 2013.

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Information from: The Huntsville Times, https://www.al.com/huntsville

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