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Calif. grandma admits to drowning grandson

FAIRFIELD, Calif. » Police say a Northern California grandmother has admitted to drowning her 4-year-old grandson in a bathtub.

The Los Angeles Times reports today that police say 51-year-old Dawn Raines-Hewes was arrested Tuesday morning when police say neighbors saw her run screaming from her house, then found her grandson unconscious inside.

In a statement Wednesday, Fairfield police said that during the investigation, Raines-Hewes admitted to the intentional act of drowning the child. Two other grandchildren, a 1-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl, were also under the grandmother’s care. Police say they were not harmed

A motive has not been released. She is being held without bail and is slated to appear in court today afternoon.

It was not clear Thursday if she has an attorney. But several extended relatives called her a loving and caring woman.

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