PHOENIX - A Paradise Valley woman has been found guilty of negligent homicide and child abuse in connection with the drowning death of her 4-year-old son in 2009.
According to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, 45-year-old Nadia Bashir faces a sentence ranging from a term of probation to 3.75 years in prison.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office said that on August 23, 2009 Bashir said she left the mentally disabled boy sitting on the cool deck with his feet in the pool before leaving him to help her older son on a computer and became distracted.
Fifteen minutes later she discovered the boy, Asher, floating in the pool.
According to investigators, Bashir could not explain why she left Asher alone by the pool for an extended period of time, knowing he could not swim.
Bashir was indicted in 2010 by a grand jury with negligent homicide and child abuse.
Bashir is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29.
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