Mother of 3-year-old who drowned charged with neglect

- A Raleigh woman now faces child neglect charges after her husband, Alan Lassiter, drowned one of their three children.

Multiple media outlets report 27-year-old Ashley Lassiter was charged Friday with two counts of negligent child abuse resulting in serious injury. The website for the Wake County Detention Center showed she was being held under a $500,000 bond.

Warrants state Lassiter "did show a reckless disregard for human life" by allowing her husband to be around their children.

Alan Lassiter, 29,  was charged with murder in the death of their 3-year-old daughter in September.

Officials say one daughter survived the drowning attempt, while the 7-year-old brother escaped.

Alan Lassiter is charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.

He's being held without bond in Central Prison.

 

  

 

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