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Mop Bucket Drown Victim, James Farrior, Laid To Rest

Family and friends gathered to pay their final respects Friday, to the toddler who drowned in a mop bucket full of water earlier this week.

Police say 11-month-old James Farrior died Monday after falling face first into the bucket at the Richmond Hill home of his babysitter Krystal Khan.

Khan, 28, was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Dozens of mourners shuffled into the Leo F. Kearns Funeral Home clutching flowers and photos of the infant.

An attorney for the child's family was also on hand at the somber service, telling reporters the family is looking into filing a lawsuit against the daycare nursery.

Prosecutors said Khan changed her story three times about why she left the boy unattended. She now claims she fell asleep after taking cold medicine, leaving the infant to roam free in the home.

The medical examiner says further tests are needed to determine the exact cause of death.

District Attorney Richard A. Brown says Khan faces as much as a year in jail if convicted.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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