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Tucson woman arrested after trying to drown baby

Mug shot of  28-year-old Leina Beckner, Courtesy of Tucson Police Department Mug shot of 28-year-old Leina Beckner, Courtesy of Tucson Police Department
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Police arrested a Tucson woman who they said called 911 after attempting to drown her 9-month-old baby.

The Tucson Police Department said officers responded to the 1700 block of E. Benson Highway, which is near the intersection with South Kino Parkway, on Friday, April 14. 

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The TPD said Leina Beckner, 28, placed her child in a bathtub and attempted to drown her. She then pulled the baby out and placed it on a bed, according to the release.

When she saw the baby struggling to breathe, Beckner called 911, police said. 

Officers at the scene performed first aid on the baby before she was transported to the hospital. The baby is in stable condition.

Detectives from the Child Physical Abuse Unit said the father of the baby had ended the relationship with Beckner and she told authorities she planned to kill the baby and then herself.

Beckner is charged with attempted second-degree murder and child abuse. 

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