Name: Asher Abdussalam Bashir
Died: August 26, 2009
Age at death: 4
Cause of death: Drowning
Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
Four-year-old Asher had been diagnosed with both cerebral palsy and autism. He liked water, but he could not swim.
Asher’s mother, who knew Asher could not swim and knew he was attracted to water, left her son sitting alone by the family pool and went into the house. Fifteen minutes later, Asher had drowned.
A jury convicted Asher’s mother of negligent homicide and child abuse.
Woman found guilty in ’09 drowning death of son, 4
Jury Finds Nadia Bashir Guilty in Drowning Death of Her Four Year-Old Child
Nadia H. BASHIR, Petitioner, v. The Honorable Susanna C. PINEDA, Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Arizona, in and for the County of Maricopa, Respondent Judge, State of Arizona, Real Party in Interest.