TUCSON – Sean Hughes, 23, was booked for 2nd degree murder and child abuse, and Heather Rivas, 25, was booked on one count of child abuse in connection with Tuesday night’s drowning of two-year-old Victoria Rivas.
Capt. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire said firefighters and paramedics arrived at the 6600 block of North Harran Drive to find parents performing CPR on Rivas at the direction of a 911 dispatcher. According to investigators, Rivas was found in the home’s in-ground swimming pool. She had been there for up to 15 minutes before the parents called for help.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived at approximately 7:15 p.m. to find Northwest Fire Dept. paramedics and firefighters performing CPR on the child. She was transported to Banner-UMC where she was later pronounced deceased.