Why was Casilda Barrera de Rodriguez charged (click here for the Ephrata Police press release)? Lifeguards rescue people every day. That’s their job.
Why did it take over two months to bring the charge? Yes, the police have to investigate and interview the lifeguards and witnesses but this happened on June 1st and she was charged on August 6th!
And if, as some media outlets stated, she went to talk to her husband, why wasn’t he also charged?
Sadly, many children drown in home pools and it happened in two high profile cases recently: country music singer Granger Smith and Olympic skier Bode Miller both lost a child to drowning.
Thank heavens this child did not die and all kudos to the lifeguards who saved the 3-year-old.
And to the righteous poster above: I don’t know how many children you have but let’s say three – and when you take them to the playground you can keep your eye on each one every second? I’d like to know how.
Unless outrageous and damning circumstances about this situation are brought up in court, I cannot imagine why this woman has been singled out and charged with a third degree felony.