COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) -- An Ohio mother has been charged in the drowning death of her 7-year-old son.
Columbus police said they responded to the 2400 block of Azelda Street around 8:20 p.m. Saturday for reports that a child had drowned.
When officers arrived on scene they found Fabian Maldonado-Cortez, 7, unresponsive. Police administered CPR to the boy until medics arrived. He was pronounced dead at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The boy’s mother, Oneida Maldonado-Cortez, 24, is charged with murder. His stepfather, Jose Santos, 37, is charged with endangering children.