Parents charged in baby's death

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Gabrielle Cole, Roderick Cole

HOUSTON - A mother and father are facing charges after their 8-month-old baby drowned in a bathtub.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said Gabrielle and Roderick Cole left their two children in a bathtub while they were arguing outside of the apartment on Reed Road near the Southwest Freeway on June 15.

Roderick Cole told authorities he found the baby unresponsive in the tub when he finally went back inside, officials said. The baby was taken to a hospital, where he died two days later.

The Coles have been charged with criminally negligent homicide.

Roderick Cole has not been arrested. Gabrielle Cole was arrested and has since posted bond.

Anyone with information regarding Roderick Cole's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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