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A Northern California Grandmother Drowned Her 4 Year Grandson In Bathtub



A Northern California grandmother has admitted to drowning her 4-year-old grandson in her bathtub, Fairfield police said.
Dawn Raines-Hewes, 51, has been in custody since Tuesday morning, when police said neighbors saw her run screaming from her house, then found her grandson unconscious inside.
Officials said there was so much commotion that neighbors, a passerby and a motorist called police.
None of Dawn Raines-Hewes' neighbors knew what to think when they saw her screaming. Those who went inside her home to see what was going on found 4-year-old Richard Kite soaking wet and unconscious in the hallway.
Paramedics rushed the boy to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“During the investigation, the grandmother admitted to the intentional act of drowning her grandson,” Fairfield police said in a statement Wednesday. Raines-Hewes allegedly moved the body to the hallway after the drowning. 
Authorities have not released a possible motive. The boy's sisters, ages 1 and 6, were in another room and were unharmed.
Fairfield Police Officer Cleo Mayoral declined to say what Raines-Hewes may have screamed as she ran out of the house. Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to play a role, he said.

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