LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl whose mother has been charged with her attempted drowning and the drowning of her 1-year-old sister has been taken off life support at a Los Angeles hospital.
Police Officer Karen Rayner says the 5-year-old was removed from life support Monday at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Rayner told City News Service early Tuesday that she was awaiting a call from a supervisor regarding the girl's condition and was unsure whether she was still alive.
The girls' mother, 32-year-old Lorna Valle (VY'-ay), was charged with murder and attempted murder Friday and is being held on $1.5 million bail.
The girls' father, Jose Humberto Lopez, told police he found his wife trying to drown the girls in a tub when he returned home from a store Wednesday morning.
Firefighters answering a 911 call found the girls unconscious and not breathing.
Both were taken to the hospital, where the 1-year-old died hours later.