Tennessee baby drowns while mom has ‘me time’

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The tragic death of a toddler in Knox County, Tennessee this week has a father in mourning.

David Brandon is holding onto the memories of Aiden, his 11 month-old son.

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Right now, David is devastated. “Honestly, I don’t even know how to think or feel right now.”

Wednesday night, Aiden’s mother found the 11 month-old unresponsive. According to police reports, she left him in the bathtub to “smoke a cigarette and have some ‘me time’.” When she got back 10 minutes later, the tub was full and Aiden was floating on his back.

First responders got him to East Tennessee Children’s, but he died one day later.

RELATED: Mother charged with first-degree murder after 11-month-old, who was found unresponsive in a bathtub, dies

Aiden’s mother, Lindsee Leonardo, now faces first-degree murder charges, and David is holding on tight to the memories.

“Every second counts. Every little second, something can happen… like that.”

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