Mother arrested in accidental drowning death of infant

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Reno woman Wednesday in connection with the death of her infant child earlier this month.

Six-month-old Zayla Hernandez drowned in the bathtub on June 13th in their home on Reno Road. A Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed that the mother, 21-year-old Cheyenne Summer Stuckey had been on Facebook messaging two individuals for at least 18 minutes while her daughter was unattended in the bathtub.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and performed cardio pulmonary resuscitation, but were unsuccessful. The child was transported to an Azle hospital by ambulance, where she was pronounced deceased.

Since the incident, the remaining children in the home have been removed and were placed in foster care.

A Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s preliminary autopsy report revealed Zayla’s died from drowning.

Stuckey was booked in to the Parker County Jail and charged with injury to a child. Her bond has not been set.

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