PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The mother of a toddler who drowned in a bathtub nearly a year ago, pleaded guilty to two charges Thursday.

Tonya Thomas is charged with endangering the welfare of children and involuntary manslaughter for the death of her 13-month-old son Ryden nearly a year ago.

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Ryden died last February, when he drowned in the bathtub at the family’s Indiana home.

The boy was in the tub with his 2- and 3-year-old siblings at the time.

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Thomas told police she left the children alone for a few minutes when Ryden drowned.

When she returned, the boy was found face down in the water.

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The father, Wesley Thomas, pleaded guilty to child endangerment in August and was sentenced to jail.


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