A 23-year-old mother from Florida has been arrested by the police for manslaughter 4 months after her 2 sons drowned to death in a pool at an apartment complex in North Lauderdale.
Police authorities arrested Wildline Joseph on Saturday in connection to the deaths of her 2 sons, 5-year-old Branario Minto and 6-year-old Ja’Kye Joseph.
The 2 young kids were found dead on May 22, 2019, at the bottom of the pool at Silver Palms Apartment Complex in North Lauderdale.
23-year-old Joseph told the investigating officers that her 2 sons left their apartment in the middle of the night so they could go swimming while she was sleeping.
The mother and her relatives pulled out the dead bodies of the 2 kids out from the pool by 9:30 pm on May 22.
The police were informed about the incident when they pulled out the boys from the pool unresponsive.
Sergeant Don Prichard said that the detectives concluded: “Joseph failed to provide proper care and supervision for the brothers, which makes her responsible for their deaths.”
The relatives of Joseph performed CPR at the young kids while waiting for the emergency responders to arrive at the scene.
The 2 kids were brought to the Northwest Medical Center and were pronounced dead upon arrival.
At the time of the incident, the 23-year-old mother told the reporters that her 2 young sons managed to get out of their apartment and go on for a swim after climbing over the pool fence that was locked.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the boys ran towards the pool area by 7:16 pm.
John Lynn, the 24-year-old boyfriend of Joseph, was arrested by the police earlier this week with the same charges.
Lynn is not the biological father of the 2 young kids, but he was living with Joseph when the incident happens.
During her interview Local 10, Joseph said, “I’m so sorry. If I was there I could have saved them on time. I will always miss my babies. I’m sorry, Ja’Kye. I’m sorry, Branario.”
At the time of the incident, Joseph said that her 2 sons were taking swimming lessons but only one knew how to swim.
During the investigation time, Child Protective Services removed the one-year-old kid and the 4-month-old infant from the house of Joseph.