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SC mother charged in daughter's drowning death


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina mother has been charged in the death of her 10-month-old daughter.


Authorities say 21-year-old Mary Ann Williams of York was charged late last week with homicide by child abuse.


Deputies say Williams left her daughter, Aaliyah, unattended in a bathtub at a Spartanburg motel on August 20. Emergency workers revived the girl, but she died in a hospital about a week later when she was taken off life support.


Williams was being held in jail Sunday awaiting a bond hearing. It wasn't known if she had an attorney.


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