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Couple charged with neglect after daughter, 1, drowns

Tuesday - 11/1/2011, 6:39am  ET

Wafy Almutiri (Courtesy of Fairfax County Police)
Wafy Abdullah Almutiri has been charged with child abuse and neglect. (Courtesy of Fairfax County Police)
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Hank Silverberg, wtop.com

FAIRFAX, Va. -- A couple now faces charges in the apparent drowning death of their baby at a local hotel.

Wafy Abdullah Almutiri, 27, and his wife, Maryam Masaad Almutiri, 21, turned themselves into Fairfax County Police Monday. They have been charged with child abuse and neglect in the death of their 1-year-old daughter.

Wreef Wafy Almutiri died in the bathtub in a room at the Westin Hotel on Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston on Sept. 18. The couple was in the hotel but apparently not in the bathroom with the baby at the time.

The investigation continues. The family has a local address on Gallows Road, and it's unclear why they were in the hotel.

The investigation continues.

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