MIAMI – (CBS4) – A 23-year-old father faces child neglect charges for allegedly leaving his two young children unsupervised as they took a bath Sunday morning. One of the two children remains hospitalized as of Monday afternoon.

Aurelio Diaz called 911 when he checked in on his 11-month-old daughter and found her floating. He immediately performed CPR, according to the Miami-Dade police report.

Diaz told police that he had been smoking marijuana and then “placed both children in the tub.” The other child was a 2-year-old boy.

He told police he went to check in on them every five minutes and that the children were in the tub for about 30 minutes.

The children survived, although one of them was transported to the hospital. A  family court judge was expected to hear the case Monday to determine who will care for the children.

The incident occurred Sunday just before 11 a.m. on the 7900 block of Southwest 210th Street.

A judge ordered Diaz to be held on $10,000 bond.

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Comments (23)
  1. Phyliss June Rinis Myers says:

    You kidding me right. What the hell is going on with these people? And they want marijuana leagalized? I THINK NOT

    1. MK954 says:

      Weed has got little to do with this type of stupidity. He wasn’t smoking when he put them into the tub. I’m glad for the kids’ sake that they survived, or this would not only be outrageous, but a terrible tragedy.

      1. yokolee says:

        Totally agree with MK

    2. stan says:

      Think of all of the pill heads and alcoholics who do the same thing, and they are both legal; with pills being given out by doctors none the less. It’s not the drug to blame, it is the person.

    3. james says:

      what about the judge 10,000 bail
      what idf the child died, whould the judge increased the bail to 12,500

      1. FYI says:

        At least he had to bond out. Many criminals get pretrial.

  2. MrsMorales says:

    Who leaves an 11 month old in a tub by herself? Daddy of the Year this one. Wow.

    1. yokolee says:

      Poor excuse for such an irresponsible act

  3. green go says:

    marijuana don’t make idiots poor parenting does du !

  4. JJ says:

    Yeah, be the first to blame the marijuana. Never mind the fact he is a bad parent and is probably very poorly educated, but it’s the marijuanas fault. Marijuana did not make him walk out of the room and leave his children in a bathtub, he did on his own free will thus choosing to be a bad parent….

  5. JJ says:

    Oh, and we are tired of people feeling like they have the power to control us little miss “I THINK NOT.” regardless if you like it or not we are still smoking it, just like 90 precent of your fellow peers. Oh yeah, they are just to scared to admit it to you but over 50% of this country smokes so deal with it!!!

    1. Legal American against Illegal Immigration says:

      you tell her JJ…..I’m with you 100%

    2. Irish says:

      I\’m so glad that the internet aollws free info like this!

  6. Jimbo99 says:

    Could be worse ?

  7. Legal American against Illegal Immigration says:

    Marijuana is not the issue here….Stupidity and bad parenting is…….the exact same thing can happen with anyone under the influence of Alcohol, prescription drugs or even if sober.

    MEDIA: Please DO NOT use this situation as propaganda against Marijuana.

    Thank you.

    1. Legal American against Illegal Immigration says:


      I think this guy is an ignorant idiot and nothing more…..the fact that HE chose to get high while parenting proves that…..Marijuana is not the issue here…common sense and the lack of responsibility is.

    2. marcell says:

      Marijuana is not the issue…?you say that because you are a drug addict…

  8. MiamiMex says:

    As a lot of people have said, in addition to the fact that he should not have had kids (very common these days!!), people who smoke pot have Mexican blood on their hands and are thereby complicit in murder.

    I know the potheads will disagree, but we could all help stop the horrible violence in Latin America if Americans would stop smoking pot and taking cocaine!

    1. Legal Immigrant against Illegal Immigration says:


      So does that mean the US Government has blood on their hands as well due to the legalization of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs??…oh I forgot…Alcohol and Prescription Drugs are a Billion Dollar business which our beloved Government profits from……Marijuana has medical purposes and should be treated the same as prescription drugs, however we the people can grow this substance therefore the Government won’t proft the way they do from Alcohol and Prescription Drugs…… can accept this or not… that’s your right as an Amercan……..but don’t trample on my rights.

      Thank you!

  9. TwanTru says:

    trust me if any of you ever have to live in a neighborhood with people who get high every day you will wish you had never seen the stuff

  10. Grovelocal says:

    Phyliss June,
    I hereby present you with Troll of the Year Award.

    /False connection of issues is false

  11. yokolee says:

    You’ll better watch ”The union”-film-showing now on comcast


    the union~free on comcast

  12. GAIN AND AGEIN says:

    why was he PARENTING & getting HIGH?

    Take these kids away from HIM

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