Charges not expected in Raleigh child drowning
Posted March 26, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Investigators believe the March 20 drowning of a 4-year-old inside a Raleigh apartment was an accident and do not expect to file criminal charges.
Authorities responded to a drowning call at the Raleigh Gardens Apartments on Saint Giles Street where Skye McLeod was found unresponsive.
The child was bathing with a sibling when her mother’s boyfriend, who was watching the two children, stepped out of the bathroom, according to a search warrant. The boyfriend returned to the bathroom after hearing splashing and found Skye lying on her back with her head to the side and her nose and mouth submerged, the warrant said.
The boyfriend removed the child from the tub and placed her on the hallway floor before dialing 911. He performed lifesaving measures until authorities arrived, the warrant said.
Skye was pronounced dead en route to the hospital.