30-year-old Patricia Allen was arrested by the Irving Police in Texas after three of her five children drowned in a pool while she was distracted on her phone. Allen took her five children to the apartment pool where the three oldest children (9-year-old Treshawn Smith, 10-year-old August Smith and 11-year-old Anthony Smith) drowned.
Child Protective Services has taken custody of Allenâ€™s two surviving children, ages 6 and 3. Several neighbors and churches in the community had recently donated toys to the family, offered help, and adopted the family to move them into a house so that they could get a fresh start. The church community also hopes to post Allenâ€™s $50,000 bond.