D.A.’s office: No charges now for mother of 7-year-old who drowned at apartment pool


ARAPAHOE COUNTY | Prosecutors will not file criminal charges at this time against the mother of a 7-year-old girl who drowned Thursday, Aug. 11, at her apartment complex pool.

18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Vikki Migoya confirmed Friday afternoon that the D.A.’s office, after consulting with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, would not file charges after Eve Gbeugre, 27, was arrested following the drowning of her daughter, citing it “would not be appropriate at this time.”

Eve Gbeugre (Courtesy Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)
Eve Gbeugre (Courtesy Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office)

Eve Gbeugre, 27, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death after her 7-year-old daughter drowned at the Country Club Villas apartment complex, 8828 E. Florida Ave.

The decision to not file means Gbeugre is released from custody for now, but does not preclude charges from being brought forward in the future as the investigation continues.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the complex at 6:06 p.m. Thursday after someone reported a possible drowning. The girl had been pulled from the pool by the time sheriff’s deputies arrived, at which point they administered CPR until rescue personnel arrived. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

It was not immediately clear how long she was in the water before someone noticed her and called 911. Investigators say the girl was left alone in the complex and was able to gain access to the pool area with no adult supervision.