Deputies Called to Home Before Babies Found Unresponsive

Blount County deputies were called to a home in Seymour just hours before a baby and toddler were left alone in a bathtub.

The sheriff’s office says no arrests were made and no charges were filed. A short time later, Bethanie Carriker’s newborn and 15-month old were pulled from the bathtub in critical condition.

Authorities say the children were left alone for more than 10 minutes. The toddler died the newborn is in stable condition. Carriker faces two charges of Aggravated Child Neglect.


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