Grandmother charged with manslaughter's own toddler had drowned


Grandmother charged with manslaughter's own toddler had drowned in '06


YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - New information about the grandmother being held on charges of manslaughter after the tragic death of three-year-old Darrien Nez last week.  

Darrien was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound last week, while his grandmother Rachel Spry was watching him.

According to the Yuma Sun, this is not the first time a child related to the 35-year old has died.

The Sun reports Spry's daughter Jasmine Rain Spry was only two years old when she drowned in a swimming pool at a home in Yuma during a family gathering in June 2006.

The toddler went missing and was found at the bottom of the pool. Paramedics were unable to save her.

On Friday, 13 On Your Side obtained a copy of the police report filed in court on this most recent tragedy.

According to police reports, Spry told officers she knew her grandson was in the bathroom that morning where she had left her backpack with her 9 mm semi-automatic handgun inside.

She said that minutes later, she heard the gun fire.

Spry then says that when she looked over, she saw her grandson bleeding from his nose and laying on the floor.

Spry said no one else was inside of the bathroom.

The police report also says Spry'shandgun was not in a holster.

Spry also faces drug charges aside from manslaughter.

13 On Your Side now knows why.

In the police report, Spry admitted to police she had smoked meth the night before her grandson's deadly shooting.

Police also found drugs inside her backpack. Spry remains behind bars on $500,000 bond.