Reports say 1-year-old Londyn Cayson was discovered in a pool about 4 p.m. on September 29 on the 1900 block of Ridgelawn Avenue. An autopsy was conducted at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Adrianne Lyn Hudson, 31, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and also faces a count of child endangering, a first-degree misdemeanor for the death of Cayson, who was about to turn two.
Her boyfriend, Albert Boykin, also 31, also faces a charge of child endangering but he is not charged in Cayson’s death.
The charges were filed on Wednesday in municipal court. Neither Hudson nor Boykin are in custody.
Detective Sgt. Michael Cox, the lead investigator on the case, said Hudson was asked to babysit Cayson by the child’s family. Boykin was also there and Hudson brought her own child to the home with her.
Hudson, Boykin and the two children were outside the entire time when Cayson wandered away and ended up in the pool.
Cox said Hudson faces the manslaughter charge, which is a third-degree felony because Cayson was supposed to be under her care, and she was also asked specifically to take care of that child.
Additionally, whenever someone is charged with a misdemeanor that results in the death of a person, they are also charged with manslaughter, Cox said.
Boykin was charged not because he did not properly supervise either child but because he was not there to watch Cayson nor was he asked to watch her. He is not charged with manslaughter.
The incident remains under investigation by the Youngstown Police Department and Mahoning County Coroner’s Office.