LAFAYETTE - The Adams County District Attorney announced formal charges against a woman from Lafayette in the drowning of her 4-year-old son at a Thornton pool this summer.
Kayla Barnett, 22, is charged with negligent child abuse. She was advised of the charge on Wednesday and is due back in Adams County Court Friday afternoon.
Barnett's son Izaiah Lopez drowned in a swimming pool in on June 9. The boy could not swim and was found face down in a lap pool without a life vest on.
Court documents say Barnett told police she had left the boy along to smoke a cigarette. Barnett's bond is set at $20,000.
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