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Mother charged after Pr. William girl found in bathtub dies

A Dale City woman has been charged with felony child neglect in the death of her 6-year-old daughter after the girl was found unresponsive Friday in bathtub at her home, Prince William County police said.

Andrea Monique Beale, 31, called emergency crews to her home in the 5000 block of Linfield Street shortly before 11:30 a.m. saying she had briefly left Kaylan Beale unattended, said police spokeswoman Officer Erika Hernandez. Kaylan died Monday in an area hospital and Andrea Beale was arrested the next day, police said.

Beale. (Pr. William Police)

Four other children of Beale's have been removed from the house and are in the care of a grandparent due to the living conditions and lack of supervision police discovered at the Beale home, said Hernandez.

Beale faces felony child endangerment charges in connection with the children who police said are a 3-year-old girl and three boys, ages 10, 8 and 20-months.

Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit continue to investigate the case.

Beale is free on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  May 26, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Pr. William  
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why is this woman free on bond when one child is dead and the other three were neglected - justice is blind or that judge is super stupid

Posted by: geg5100 | May 26, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Its a pity that children of that age cannot testify to the pain and abuse they suffer at the hands of these women,who only want children when it suits them.Either to get more welfare dollars or to hang onto a man.
Where is the father in this case????
The neighbours should have spoken out long ago,even if it was a false alarm,it would have been worth it.

Posted by: captgrumpy | May 26, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Think for the good, of her children,,,then take her outside and shoot her !!!!

Posted by: dashriprock | May 26, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Unless more information is out there than this snippet the comments are so mean. Six year olds are either finishing up K or 1st grade depending on their birthday. They are old enough to be trusted to cross the street alone, to play outside unsupervised, etc... It isn't unreasonable to let them bathe by themselves.

Posted by: sheepdoc | May 26, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: drfields | May 26, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

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