Authorities Charge Man in Drowning Death of Son

A NewYork City man, Andres Soto-Diaz, 28, has been charged in the drowning death of his young son last summer, with the threat of punishment for involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment looming over him.

Although prosecutors say there no evidence to suggest Soto-Diaz intended to harm his 17-month-old son, his son Eliel drowned in the bathtub of the family's former home in the 600 block of East Market Street over the summer, reports say.

Prosecuters have said Soto-Diaz's actions that day were reckless. Reports say that Soto-Diaz put the boy in the bathtub, put the stopper in the tub and turned the shower on. He then left the room for approximately 30 minutes and forgot about his child in the bathroom. When his girlfriend  arrived home and asked about the boy, they rushed to the bathroom and found the child underwater and unresponsive. Emergency services rushed him to York Hospital, but he could not be resuscitated. Police filed charges against Soto-Diaz in February.

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