Brother on life support in bathtub drowning
by Joe Mandak, Associated Press
April 03, 2014 01:20 PM | 753 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This Tuesday, April 1, 2014 booking photograph released by the Allegheny County Police shows Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, who is charged with drowning her 3-year-old son and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condition Tuesday morning after she allegedly pushed the boys underwater in a bathtub, then sat on them at their McCandless, Pa. home. Schlemmer, 40, was jailed without bond after arraignment early Wednesday on charges including criminal homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Allegheny County Police)
This Tuesday, April 1, 2014 booking photograph released by the Allegheny County Police shows Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, who is charged with drowning her 3-year-old son and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condition Tuesday morning after she allegedly pushed the boys underwater in a bathtub, then sat on them at their McCandless, Pa. home. Schlemmer, 40, was jailed without bond after arraignment early Wednesday on charges including criminal homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Allegheny County Police)
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A stuffed animal and flowers sit Wednesday, April 2, 2014, along the walkway outside the home in McCandless, Pa., where two children were found unresponsive in a bathtub on Tuesday. The mother, Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, was charged with drowning her 3-year-old son and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condition after she allegedly pushed the boys underwater in a bathtub, then sat on them. Schlemmer, 40, was jailed without bond after arraignment early Wednesday on charges including criminal homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Joe Mandak)
A stuffed animal and flowers sit Wednesday, April 2, 2014, along the walkway outside the home in McCandless, Pa., where two children were found unresponsive in a bathtub on Tuesday. The mother, Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, was charged with drowning her 3-year-old son and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condition after she allegedly pushed the boys underwater in a bathtub, then sat on them. Schlemmer, 40, was jailed without bond after arraignment early Wednesday on charges including criminal homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment. (AP Photo/Joe Mandak)
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MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) — The district attorney's office says the 6-year-old brother of a boy who drowned in a bathtub has no brain activity and is on life support.

The boys' mother, 40-year-old Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, is jailed on criminal homicide and other charges in the death of her 3-year-old son, Luke, and for injuries suffered by his brother Daniel on Tuesday.

Allegheny County district attorney's spokesman Mike Manko confirmed the injured boy's status. It first emerged during a bond hearing Thursday for Schlemmer, of McCandless.

Schlemmer didn't speak during the short video conference. Her attorney, Michael Machen, declined to comment after the hearing.

Schlemmer is in jail and on suicide watch. Her attorney got permission to have her evaluated by a psychiatrist.

Authorities say she sat on the boys in the tub after she heard "crazy voices."



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