Stuart: Mother who left daughter unattended arrested

Stuart: Mother who left daughter unattended arrested

She’s charged with manslaughter and child neglect.

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Police arrested a mother from the Treasure Coast who admitted to leaving her daughter unattended and making up a story about her drowning.

Stuart Police arrested Bianca Wright in Augusta, Georgia. She’s charged with manslaughter and child neglect. 2-year old Teriah Smith was found face down in a retention pond at the Ocean Pointe Apartments in early January.

The girl died days later. According to Stuart Police, Wright initially told investigators she put a movie on for her daughter to watch as she went to use the bathroom to get ready for a birthday party. But investigators discovered surveillance video at a local store that showed Wright without her daughter.

Detectives interviewed Wright in Georgia when she admitted to making up the story. Police said Wright left her daughter unattended for more than 20 minutes. During that time, investigators said the little girl walked through an unlocked door and fell into the pond. Two people pulled her from the water and gave her CPR. Wright’s being held at the Richmond County Sheriffs’ Office in Augusta, awaiting extradition to Martin County.

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