Missouri man charged with involuntary manslaughter for infant son's drowning

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - A Missouri man faces charges after his son drowned in the bathtub of their St. Joseph home.

Shawn D. Winkfield-Manyard, 24, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Police were called to the home in the 800 block of N. 5th street the evening of Aug. 2 on a possible drowning.

When they arrived, they found the boy, who was approximately 7 months old, unresponsive next to the bathtub.

Paramedics performed CPR on the boy before transporting him to a local hospital, where he later died.

Court documents said Winkfield-Manyardm, who was caring for his son, left him unattended in the bathtub for an extended amount of time before he drowned.
 

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