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Court documents: Madison mother left baby in tub to drown

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Court documents filed against a mother charged with murder state the suspect left her infant daughter, fully clothed, in a bathtub with hot, running water.

The baby, 7-month-old Blakely Alexandria Fairburn, drowned August 30. Madison Police arrested the child's mother, Desiree Childers, for reckless murder.

Madison Police and paramedics responded to Childers' home on Oak Brook Circle after a 911 call about a possible drowning. They found the baby unresponsive. The child was pronounced dead at Huntsville Hospital.

Childers remains in the Metro Jail on a $500,000 bond. Her attorney filed a motion for a lower bond. A judge ordered a hearing on September 19.

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