Woman sentenced to one year in jail, five years probation after leaving boys unattended in bathtub

Posted at 1:40 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2018-01-18 18:41:15-05

UPDATE (January 18, 2018 3:42 p.m.): Celena Martinez was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation after she said she fell asleep while watching two 10-month-old boys.

Court documents revealed Martinez said she had placed the boys in the bathtub after they soiled themselves and left the water running. Martinez then said she went back to the bed and fell asleep. 

A friend of the boys' mother found the two in the bathtub, one of the boys was submerged in the water while the other was gripping to the side of the tub, according to court documents.


According to court documents, Celena Martinez said she fell asleep while watching two 10-month-old boys.

Martinez and her boyfriend, the uncle of the boys, were watching the twins while the mother was away.

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The documents say Martinez placed the twins in the bathtub with the water running after noticing they had soiled themselves. Martinez then laid on the bed and fell asleep.

According to documents, a friend of the boy's mother found the children in the tub. One child was underwater while the other was holding onto the side of the tub.

Martinez was arrested and charged with two counts of willful cruelty to a child. She is being held on $1,000,000 bail and will appear in court August 28th.