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Clayton woman charged after toddler’s drowning death

A Clayton woman was charged with second-degree murder after her toddler was allegedly left unsupervised in a pool, according to authorities.

Authorities responded around 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, to a Grapevine Lane residence in Clayton.

“It was determined that a (18-month-old) child was found in the pool at the residence after being left unsupervised. The child was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead,” Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Natalie Ammons wrote in a news release.

The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office requested the help of the GBI, which performed the autopsy Thursday, June 27. The death was deemed a drowning.

The child’s mother, Jacklyn Frady, 26, was charged with second-degree murder and child cruelty.

The case is still under investigation and will potentially head to the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

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