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Arizona foster mother gets jail term for infant’s drowning

KINGMAN, Ariz. — A 32-year-old Kingman foster mother has been sentenced to
100 days in jail for the accidental bathtub drowning of an 8-month-old baby in
her care.

Superior Court Commissioner Derek Carlisle sentenced Elizabeth Dawn Stone on
Monday on her conviction for negligent homicide in the Sept. 25, 2011 incident
at her home.

Sheriff’s detectives said Stone found the infant face down in the tub when she
returned to the bathroom after going to get a towel, answering the phone and
speaking briefly with her then-fiance, who is now her husband.

Detectives believed Stone was out of the bathroom between three and five
minutes. Attempts to revive the infant were unsuccessful.

The infant suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome and was placed into Stone’s
care by the Hualapai Tribe.


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