ALVORD, Texas — A North Texas woman was charged with the tragic death of her 1-year-old daughter after leaving her and her sisters in a tub while going off for a booty call.
Amanda Ann Clark, 26, allegedly gathered the kids — ages 6, 3 and 1 — and put them in the bathtub when a male companion stopped by on Oct. 23 so they could have some time in private, according to a police affidavit obtained by WFAA-TV.
A short time later, the oldest child came into Clark’s bedroom to say her youngest sister, Alexandria, wasn’t breathing. The 6-year-old later told cops that her 3-year-old sister had pushed Alexandria, who would have turned 2 on Nov. 4, under the water.
Neighbors said Clark frantically tried to revive her daughter.
“She was screaming, hollering, ‘Help me. Help me.’ She loved those kids,” Jodi Malott, who lives across the street, told the station.
Clark attempted CPR and called 911, the police statement said.
Clark turned herself in on Nov. 1 on charges of abandonment and endangering a child. She is being held on $100,000 bond.