Valley grandmother accused of trying to drown grandson

A valley grandmother is behind bars, accused of trying to drown her grandson not once, but twice.

She is now facing child abuse charges.

It took place in Glendale over the weekend.

54-year-old Leona Donna Mathtushquan was arrested Saturday after officers arrived at the family apartment Saturday.

The boy was found naked and told police that his grandmother tried to drown him in the bathtub. 

The grandmother admitted to officers saying she had tied the boy up and showed officers the twine used.

She is now facing 3 felony counts of child abuse. The boy is now being cared for by the Department of Child Safety. 

FOX 10's Marc Martinez has the details in this report.
 

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