Couple indicted in baby's bathtub drowning

April 22, 2008 4:47:04 AM PDT
A Smith County grand jury has indicted a Tyler woman and her boyfriend on manslaughter charges in the death of her baby. Police say the woman's nine-month-old son drowned on January 12th while left unattended in a bathtub.

Elizabeth Marie McMurray, 21, and Robert Ray Kassube, 46, are accused in the death of Joshua Michael McMurray. McMurray and Kassube are also charged with child endangerment, plus drug-related counts.

They were arrested January 15th and remain in custody. The indictment was returned earlier this month.

The baby's older sibling -- a toddler brother -- was removed by Child Protective Services after the infant died.

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