CALLAHAN, Fla. - The father of a 9-month-old baby who drowned in a bathtub last month pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday.
Robert Jerrell, 33, is still being held without bail on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child.
Investigators said Jerrell had taken a 2-year-old from the tub but left his baby, Aaron, alone in the bath at their home on Marlee Road in Callahan while he helped find a gasoline can for a relative.
When he returned, the baby was unconscious in the water.
The baby's grandmother said it was an honest mistake.
"It's a misunderstanding between the two brothers because one brother thought the other had got the other out," she said.
The Florida Department of Children and Families is also investigating the death.
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