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Waynesboro woman gets probation in daughter's drowning

August 26, 2004|by DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman whose infant daughter drowned in a bathtub last year was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to five years on probation for endangering the welfare of a child.

Sharaya Jeanette Mobley, 23, of 42 W. Main St., Apt. 4, Waynesboro, Pa., was sentenced by Judge Carol Van Horn, who ordered she receive intense supervision during the first four months, according to Franklin County Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom

Van Horn also ordered Mobley to pay a $200 fine and $1,470 in restitution to the Pennsylvania Police Bureau of Forensic Services, according to court records.

Mobley left her 9-month-old daughter Emelia Burke and a 2-year-old child unattended in a bathtub on Jan. 2, 2003, while she went to get a towel and something to drink, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Waynesboro Police. When she returned, Emelia was face down in the tub.

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Emelia was taken to Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, where she later died, the affidavit stated.

The incident happened at Mobley's former residence in the 200 block of South Potomac Street, according to the affidavit.

Mobley pleaded no contest to the endangering charge on March 8, court records state.

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