Samantha Salaz, 19-year old mother, and 50-year old Mary Horsley are facing child abuse charges for allegedly trying to drown a 20-month old toddler. They were arrested on charges of attempted murder and felony child abuse.


Police were called a Colorado Springs home where they found the toddler unconscious and not breathing. The toddler was taken to Memorial Hospital to the pediatric intensive care unit.

Police responded to a home in the 2400 block of Farragut Ave. Thursday afternoon on reports of a 20-month-old child unconscious and not breathing. The child was rushed to Memorial Hospital and was in intensive care Friday morning. Police say the child suffered “serious bodily injury that was not accidental.”Source:

On further investigation, police found that the injuries were not accidental and arrested the two.


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