JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida couple are charged in connection to the deaths of their two children who drowned in a neighbor's pool after being left home alone.
Jail records show 45-year-old Markanthony C. Ibeagwa and 41-year-old Jovita Ibeagwa each face charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child under 18 years by culpable negligence and child neglect.
They were arrested Monday after surrendering to authorities with their attorney Tom Fallis. Fallis refused to comment on the case when contacted by The Associated Press.
Authorities say they learned that neither parent was home when their two children, aged 6 and 3, were found dead in their neighbor's pool June 19. They were pronounced dead at a hospital.