A 22-year-old Little Rock woman has been arrested for attempted capital murder after police say she tried to drown her 3-year-old niece in a swimming pool, the AP reports. Police say the child is in good condition at Arkansas Children’s Hospital after being pulled from the pool and revived by bystanders.
Police told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that witnesses say Vianca Hudson carried the fully clothed girl into the water and dunked her head underwater several times before releasing her.
Hudson said she and the girl were “just swimming” and that she doesn’t remember putting her under water. Hudson is being held in the Pulaski County jail without bail.