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Madison mom faces possible death sentence

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MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

Prosecutors have upgraded charges against the mother of a 7-month-old girl to capital murder.

According to court documents, Desiree Dawn Childers left the girl, fully clothed in a bathtub Aug. 30 with hot water running.

Madison police and paramedics responded to Childers' home on Oak Brook Circle on a medical call about a possible drowning and found the baby unresponsive.  The child was taken to Huntsville Hospital and later pronounced dead.

After an investigation, Childers was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with murder.

Childers is being held without bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing next Thursday. The capital murder charge carries a possible death sentence.

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