Woman deals with jail, rehab in death of 11-month-old she left in bathtub

Having used methamphetamine earlier in the week, Celena Martinez was still feeling lethargic when she placed two kids in a tub the early morning of Aug. 14, court files say.Afterward, she

entered into another room where she prepared to briefly lie down with her sweetheart, inning accordance with the files. She went to sleep instead.Eleven-month-old Abel Omar

Godinez became immersed. He died the next day.On Wednesday, Martinez, 40, entered no contest pleas to 2 counts of willful cruelty to a kid. She deals with a year in jail, to be followed by a year in a drug rehab center. She will also have to complete a year of parenting classes.Sentencing is set for Jan. 11. If she misses one meeting, is found with drugs in her system or otherwise

breaks the terms of her probation, she will be sentenced to eight years in jail, district attorney Christopher Puck said. Puck kept in mind the case had some unusual characteristics.For one, Martinez had never ever concurred to enjoy the kids. Both were the kids of her boyfriend’s

cousin.”This is among those awful scenarios where she didn’t sign up to view the kids, however from a legal perspective she took duty when she put them in the tub,” Puck said.

The cousin had asked Martinez’s partner– whom Martinez had actually just been seeing a couple weeks– to see the children, so they went to the Motel 6 on Easton Drive where the mom and children were staying, inning accordance with court documents. Martinez informed detectives she and the sweetheart had actually smoked meth a couple days earlier, and while they weren’t under the influence at the time, they were sleeping regularly due to the recent use

. The sweetheart was sleeping when Martinez discovered among the children had stained his diaper. She put both kids in the bathtub, washed them, then left them there while she went to the bedroom.

Her sweetheart asked her to lie down, inning accordance with the documents. She did. The next thing she knew somebody was screaming in the room, according to her statement

to detectives. A household pal had shown up and discovered Abel unresponsive in the tub.He was

taken to Mercy Health center, where he was pronounced dead the following evening.The partner was not charged in the case.