Jessica Weaver, 35, was accused of negligence and charged with injury to a child by omission in the death of her only child, little Anthony Leo Malave, at Camp Cohen Water Park in El Paso.
Several witnesses described Weaver as being recklessly inattentive before her son drowned during a “soft opening” of the city-owned park in May, the El Paso Times reported, citing a criminal complaint.
The mother was arrested Aug. 30 in her native Indiana, where she waived extradition. She was booked into the El Paso County Jail on Sept. 22 and released on a $100,000 surety bond, according to the news outlet.
One of 18 lifeguards working at the park pulled Anthony out of a 4-foot-deep section of the pool where he drowned, said the document cited by the El Paso Times.
The child was not wearing a life vest, though the devices were available for guests at the facility, according to the paper.