Anchorage Mother Charged With Attempting to Drown Seven-Month-Old Daughter
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage mother is charged with attempted murder after Anchorage police say she tried to drown her seven-month-old baby.
Crystal Hawkins, 40, was taken into custody Sunday morning after she called police and told them she attempted to drown her daughter.
Court documents say Hawkins later told police she'd been thinking about killing her child since August.
Police say Hawkins held her baby under the water in a bathtub for one minute, and when that didn't result in death, Hawkins held her under for another minute.
The baby survived.
Hawkins was arraigned Monday afternoon and is being held on $250,000 cash with a third party custodian. The judge ordered her not to be in contact with her daughter.
Charging documents are below: