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Parents charged in 3-year-old girl's drowning

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FORDOCHE - The parents of a 3-year-old who drowned in a neighbor's pool last month are now facing charges in their daughter's death.

According to the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office, Scottie Guilbeaux and April Feast are facing charges for Amaya Guilbeaux's drowning.

Deputies said they were called to Feast's home on Bonnette Drive after her daughter was reported missing Nov. 29. Deputies said the 3-year-old was left unattended for more than an hour while the two parents smoked marijuana and slept inside the home. 

Guilbeaux later told investigators he assumed Amaya was with Feast's sister, who also lived in the residence. Authorities belive she was left unattended anywhere from one-and-a-half to three hours.

The girl was found in a neighbor's pool about 200 yards from the house and taken to an area hospital where she later died.

Guilbeaux was charged with illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under the age of 17, possession of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids, and second-degree murder. Feast faces a second-degree murder charge. 

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