As reported by the Clearwater Police Department, a woman 33 years of age from Clearwater was brought under arrest for the death of her boyfriend’s 7-year-old child.
The woman recognized as Shantay Belcher tried to contact 911 around 8:45 AM to inform the emergency that the 7-year-old Kyrie Gordon was not responding.
As per the reports, the help arrived at the given location of 1450 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and immediately took the little boy to Morton Plant Hospital. However, the child was dead by 10 AM.
Upon further inspection, the detectives shared that Shantay had left the boy in the bathtub filled with cold water for over 12 hours. She kept checking on him overnight but took no action even when she realized him to be unconscious. She contacted the emergency around 8 AM when the child was no longer breathing.
Shantay Belcher is being held in custody in Pinellas County Jail for a bail of $20,000, says the deputies.