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Man Could Face New Charges in Kids’ Attempted Drowning Case

24 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Daughter of man accused of drowning his kids dies in hospital.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl died Wednesday, three days after her father tried to drown her and her sister in an apartment complex pond, police said. That man, Alan Tysheen Eugene Lassiter, 29, from Durham County, North Carolina, is currently in jail on a $2.25million bond after police say he confessed to trying to kill the girls during a 911 call. The tragic incident began on Sunday night when Lassiter called police to confess to loading his children into an SUV and driving them into the water because CPS ‘wanted to take them away. ‘You blame CPS for this. During the 911 call, Lassiter claimed, “I just killed both of my daughters,” and told dispatchers child protective services were attempting to take his children because he “was dealing with some sexual desires.”

He flagged down passers-by at the Audubon Lake apartments Sunday night saying he was searching for his son, apartment complex manager Sylvia Scott said Tuesday. He said he found the seven-year-old floating in the water crying and managed to get her out, before going back underwater to try and find her sister who was submerged. Both children were taken to hospital, where the three-year-old was reported to be in critical condition, while the seven-year-old was in ‘good’ condition. The five-year veteran of the sheriff’s department said he and the arriving officers from the Durham police department performed CPR on the 3-year-old for about 15 minutes until medical help arrived. Between expletive-laden rage and distraught sobs, he told a dispatcher officials had tried to take away his children as he dealt with a personal problem.

Ashley Ivey sought a domestic violence protection order and signed a statement May 15, 2009, that said Lassiter “threatened to throw hot oil in my face and cut my hair off.”

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