By Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The mother of three children who died after an accident at the swimming pool of the suburban Dallas apartment complex where they lived has been arrested and charged in the incident.

An Irving Police Department statement says Patricia Denise Allen has been booked into Irving City Jail on a single charge of injury to a child. Bond is set at $50,000.

August Smith, Allen’s 9-year-old daughter, and two sons, 9-year-old Treshawn Smith and 11-year-old Anthony Smith, died after being pulled unconscious from the pool on June 25.

Officer James McLellan says Allen was criminally negligent when she took children to a pool when neither they nor she knew how to swim and being lax in supervising them.

Jail records listed no attorney for the 30-year-old woman.



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