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Sampson Woman Charged With Infant's Death Had Prior Criminal Record

Posted October 6, 2004 4:40 a.m. EDT

— Court records show a Sampson County mother charged in the accidental death of her infant had a prior criminal record.

Keila Tonge was convicted of exposing her children to fire in Harnett County three years ago.

Tonge was arrested last week after her 8-month-old daughter drowned in a bathtub at her home.

She is charged with involuntary manslaughter and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.