A Bronx mother has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child after her 7-year-old daughter drowned in a pool while the mom drank alcohol at a hotel bar.
Erica Baez, 41, is being held without bail following an incident that occurred on January 13, 2022, at a Marriott Hotel in Melville, New York, the New York Post reported. On that fateful day, Baez allegedly left her 5-month-old baby alone in the hotel room and her 7-year-old alone in the pool as she ate and drank.
Baez had been staying at the hotel with her boyfriend and two children. The boyfriend had left for work in the morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said, according to the Post. Around 3:30 p.m., Baez
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