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Woman Charged In 3-Year-Old Daughter's Drowning Death

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VAN BUREN COUNTY, Tenn. – A mid-state woman was charged with child abuse and neglect in the drowning death of her 3-year-old daughter earlier this year.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested 22-year-old Samantha Brymer-Armstrong, of Lebanon, Tennessee, on Tuesday after she was indicted on one count of child abuse of a child under eight years old and one count of child neglect of a child under eight years old.

On March 7, authorities said Brymer-Armstrong's daughter, Kayleigh Armstrong, was found not breathing in a swimming pool at their home on Old State Highway in Spencer in Van Buren County.

CPR was performed and Kayleigh was taken to a White County hospital where staff were able to regain a pulse and labored breathing. She was then taken to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, where she died the next day.

Brymer-Armstrong told investigators that she left Kayleigh unattended for more than an hour while she played video games with headphones on in the back bedroom.

Brymer-Armstrong was booked into the Van Buren County Jail on $25,000 bond.

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