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Baby suffocated in clothes pile while mom was drunk, police say

November 24, 2011 |  8:46 am


A mother was arrested after her 2-month-old son suffocated in a pile of clothes while she was on an alleged drinking binge, according to the Garden Grove Police Department.

The incident occurred Oct. 30 when Corrina Atuatasi, 27, was looking after her baby alone at her apartment, police say.

At some point, authorities allege, she went next door to have drink with a neighbor, leaving the baby alone in a car seat.

The baby was found face down in a pile of clothes.

Atuatasi, who had a blood alcohol level of 0.23, was arrested Friday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.


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Photo: Corrina Atuatasi. Credit: Garden Grove Police Department.