Florida mom arrested in drowning deaths of 2 young sons

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Mother arrested in drowning deaths of 2 young sons

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The mother of two young Florida boys who drowned in a community pool three months ago has been charged in their deaths, authorities said.

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Wildline Liline Joseph, 23, of Lauderhill, is charged with two counts of aggravated manslaughter of a child, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. She was arrested Saturday at 1 a.m. and is being held in lieu of $500,000 in bonds, according to court records.

Joseph's arrest comes four days after her boyfriend, John Louis Lynn Jr., 24, was arrested on the same charges, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Lynn is also being held in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

Joseph's sons, Branario Minto, 5, and Ja’Kye Joseph, 6, were found unresponsive by a relative at 9:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Silver Palms Condominiums community pool, the newspaper reported. The boys were pulled from the pool and CPR was administered while 911 was called.

First responders took the boys to an area hospital, where they were pronounced dead, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

According to surveillance video, the boys were playing in the pool area about two hours before they were found, the newspaper reported. They were unsupervised. Detectives believe the boys scaled the fence to the pool area, according to court records.

Lynn is not the boys' biological father but was living with Joseph, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The brothers' siblings, ages 1 year, and 4 months, were removed from their home by the Broward County Sheriff's Office Child Protective Services Investigation Section in May as part of the investigation, the newspaper reported.

Detectives said Joseph and Lynn failed to properly supervise the brothers, which made them responsible for their deaths, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

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John Louis Lynn Jr. was arrested by South Florida authorities Tuesday. He is Wildline Liline Joseph's boyfriend and lives with her.

John Louis Lynn Jr. was arrested by South Florida authorities Tuesday. He is Wildline Liline Joseph's boyfriend and lives with her.
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John Louis Lynn Jr. was arrested by South Florida authorities Tuesday. He is Wildline Liline Joseph's boyfriend and lives with her.

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