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O.C. mom charged in drowning of baby

February 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A mother in Orange County has been charged with murder in the drowning death of her baby.Thirty-four year-old Elizabeth Looney is charged with murder and two counts of child endangerment and neglect. Her 13-month-old son drowned in a backyard pool last week.

Prosecutors say Looney was drunk at the time. Her 12-year-old daughter was the one who found the baby in the pool and called 911.

Looney faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison if convicted.

Police have also opened an investigation into the death of her two year-old son two years ago.


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