Boy dies from pool injuries, Mom could face more charges

June 23, 2012 7:43:21 PM PDT
A young boy who was injured jumping into the pool of a northwest Houston apartment complex died this weekend from his injuries, officials said.

Seven-year-old Joseph Harden dove into the shallow end of the pool while his mother was not looking and suffered a serious head injury.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

According to Child Protective Services, Joseph was pronounced dead Saturday.

His mom -- 33-year old Linda Harden -- was charged with injury to a child by omission.

Investigators said her son gained access to the pool because she climbed a locked fence surrounding it.

She could now face additional charges.

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