Georgia mother charged with murder after 3-year-old drowns in family pool

ATLANTA, GA (WCMH) — A Georgia woman has been charged with murder after her 3-year-old son drowned in an above-ground pool.

Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies told WGCL, the boy’s body was found in the pool on Memorial Day and an autopsy confirmed the toddler died as a result of drowning.

The boy’s mother Bobbie Jessica Prather, 32, has been charged with murder. Deputies didn’t explain how they thought the mother specifically killed the child, but said it stems from child cruelty charges she’s currently facing.

Prather’s three other children have been placed in state custody. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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