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Mother Charged in Bathtub Drowning

Posted June 21, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— A mother now faces charges in connection with the death of her 7-year-old son. Police in Fayetteville charged Heike Reese with involuntary manslaughter Friday night.

Her son, Michael, drowned in the bathtub in their home Monday night. The young boy suffered from a seizure disorder. Police say his mother fell asleep in another room. She later woke up and found her son face down in the bathtub.