Mother Charged With Neglect in Baby's Death

By Danielle Johnson
|  Saturday, Oct 10, 2009  |  Updated 11:04 PM EDT
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Mother Charged With Neglect in Baby's Death

PWC Police

Julia Sumo charged with felony neglect after 9-month-old baby was left unattended when bathing.

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Prince William County police charged a woman with neglect after her 9-month-old baby girl died after being left alone in a bathtub, according to police.

Investigators said Julia Sumo, 21, left the infant unattended when giving her a bath Saturday afternoon around 12:21 p.m. in a home on the 12900 block of Kingswell Drive in Dale City.

When Sumo returned she found the child unconscious. The baby was flown to a local hospital where she later died, according to investigators.

Sumo is charged with felony child neglect.  She is being held without bail pending a hearing in Prince William Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

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