Father charged in connection with toddler's drowning

June 17, 2011 8:40:22 AM PDT
A father is facing a felony charge after his daughter drowned in the family's bathtub. Randall Lee Johnson, 26, is charged with injury to a child by omission. On April 6, Johnson's 16-month-old daughter, Teddi Johnson, drowned in the bathtub.

According to court documents, a deputy arriving at the mobile home found the bathtub had overflowed, spilling water into the bathroom. Witnesses said Teddi been in the tub for a bath, along with her two-year-old sister. The water was reportedly running, and the girls' father was in another room taking a phone call.

Johnson's girlfriend went to check on the girls and discovered Teddi floating in the tub and attempted to perform CPR. She was taken to Hermann Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Johnson reportedly admitted smoking marijuana on the day of the drowning. Teddi's cause of death was drowning, and the manner of death is listed as homicide on the autopsy report.

Bond in the case has been set at $30,000.

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