Tucson mother arrested for trying to drown child

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Police say they have a arrested a woman for trying to drown her 9-month old baby.

Officials say 28-year-old Leina Beckner put her baby in a bathtub filled with water Friday afternoon.

When the child began struggling for air, Beckner grabbed the child and called 911.

Police arrived a few minutes later and started first aid.

The 9-month old was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

Beckner was arrested on charges of attempted 2nd degree murder and child abuse.

Detectives say Beckner told investigators she tried to kill the baby after the father of the child ended their relationship.

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