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Parents charged in death of girl, 2, who drowned in pool

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The parents of a 2-year-old suburban Detroit girl who drowned in a neighbor's pool have been charged in her death.

James Johnson III and Amber Johnson were arraigned Friday on second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and child abuse charges. Bond was set at $1 million each.

Police say the girl and her 3-year-old brother left their home about 10:30 a.m. on June 3 while their parents slept and managed to climb a chain link fence to the neighbor's yard.

The neighbor later found the girl unresponsive in the pool. The girl died the next day at a hospital. Her brother was not hurt.

The Johnsons face a June 24 probable cause conference and July 1 preliminary examination.

It was not immediately clear Friday if they have attorneys.

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