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Woman accused of trying to drown young girl in bathtub, affidavit says

The affidavit said Claudia Gonzalez Garcia told another person "I almost killed [the child] the other day."

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- A 25-year-old Sarasota County woman is charged with aggravated child abuse and accused of trying to drown a young girl.

Investigators say Claudia Gonzalez Garcia, 25, held the child underwater in a bathtub in North Port.

A friend said Garcia told her she did it during "psychosis or some kind of mental breakdown," according to an arrest affidavit.

The affidavit said Garcia told another person "I almost killed [the child] the other day."

The girl was under the age of three -- but suffered no apparent injuries, authorities say.

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