Toddler Drowns In Mop Bucket

A toddler drowned in a mop bucket in Oklahoma while her mother walked over to a neighbor's house.

Officials say the toddler was one of four children 19-year-old Venessa Hernandez left alone at the Oklahoma City home.

"The mother was gone for an undetermined amount of time. While she was gone, a 1-year-old little girl had fallen over into a mop bucket where she drowned," said Master Sgt. Gary Knight, Oklahoma City police department.

Police call little Trinity's death at tragic accident but are investigating.

"There doesn't appear to be any foul play at this point involved in the actual death of the child," said Knight.


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  • by ANGELA Location: CHAVEZ on Jan 27, 2010 at 02:07 PM
    my sister didnt learned from her mistake and it wasnt evan her fault the next door neighbor's daughter was suppos to be watchin her but she the daughter left without tlling anyone!!!My sister might have been young to have 4 kid's but she took care of them they was healthy babies i dont know why ya are saying all this stuff if ya dont even know her..ya my niece died but it's not her fault i know she shuldnt of left them with that girl but how was she suppose to know that she was going to drown ya act as if ya are perfect something that ya arent!!!my sister does care for her babies so ya need to be quiet!!!bull you know you left your baby alone longer then a minute everyone has they just try to say stuff to make it seem like they had their eye on them every second yoh was in tho world when yoh know you wasnt so plz stop lien!!!trinity was not a him hunn..she was a her and she didnt use poor judgement oh mii lord ya think ya are just perfect!she was a great mother why cant ya think..throw
  • by A!?!?! on Aug 17, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    You must not have children. I realize that this is an assumption on my part but as a father of a 13 month old I can't see how someone can discredit the sheer irresponsibility of this mother. her negligence caused her child to pass away. a baby drowned and you want to defend her?!?! one judge, 12 of your peers, or a public forum it's all the same a child died due to negligence.
  • by Paige Location: Pinetown, NC on Aug 17, 2009 at 04:51 AM
    The toddler shouldn't have been left alone in the first place.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 at 12:45 PM
    To WITN, why do you post such comments as the one A from Kinston made? Attacking someone's spelling is so childish and completely irrevelant. And to A from Kinston, your first comment speaks volumes about you and definately helps to separate the "smart" from the "not so smart".
  • by jon Location: kinson on Aug 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    (A)why are you talking about someones spelling. thats not the story.one or two words spelled wrong we still have common sense to understand her meaning (probably) if you didn't get it. get a life.
  • by A Location: Kinston on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:22 AM
    MOM3, where did you learn to spell? Some aren't as smart as they claim it seems?
  • by MOM3 Location: Gville on Aug 16, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    This is something this young girl have probaly been doing before, this is not the first time. This is just the first time something terrible happened. Were are her parents? Were is the common sense? Judge Judy was right on her show, you ought to be made to take a test before you are aloud to have kids cause this particular job is not for everybody! And Citizen you are right, she is taking care of 4 kids and working by herself. She have help and its our tax dollars!
  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Aug 15, 2009 at 06:17 PM
    Nineteen years old with four children? We're living in a country that subsidizes children and creates the incentive to keep having them...even if you can't care for them. Our government keeps pumping benefits to these women while pulling on our heartstrings and telling us "it's for the children." At some point, this has to stop. More and more children are being harmed. If they can't feed them or attend to them...take them away. It may sound cruel, but children being abused and neglected is just as cruel. Does anyone really believe this nineteen year old Mother was working and supporting four kids. I think not. It seems our government is our worst ememy these days. As long as we continue to reward irresponsibility...we'll get more of it.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2009 at 05:07 PM
    The story reports that this mother had walked over to a neighbor's house. It DOES NOT report that the mother went to answer the door, feed the dogs, check the mail. I have two children and I did not ONCE leave them unattended for more than a minute or so when they were little and then they were secure in a playpen. This mother used poor judgement! I'm sure she is suffering enough as it is but my God....how many babies have to die because of their parents' stupidity? When you have a baby, that baby should be your number one priority at ALL times.
  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Aug 15, 2009 at 03:47 PM
    I am sorry A but I have had four children and have never left my one year old unattended unless he was sleeping. This mother used poor judgement.
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