A Brazoria County grand jury indictment handed down May 7 prompted the arrest of a 21-year-old whose twin toddlers died after a bathtub incident on Feb. 17.
According to Pearland Police, Barbara Ramirez-Sifuentes, also known as Barbara Russo, is charged with two counts of manslaughter in connection with the death of her two twin girls, 15-month-olds Sabrina and Savannah.
Manslaughter is a second-degree felony that can mean a sentence between 2 and 20 years in prison.
Ramirez-Sifuentes, who reportedly had been the person to call 911 on the day of the incident, was tracked through her toll tag and arrested on Mother’s Day. She was taken to Brazoria County Jail in Angleton, posted bond and was released on Monday, according to jail documents.
According to police reports, the twins were found unresponsive in the bathtub on Crystal Lake Circle East in Pearland on Feb. 17 and were taken by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann. One child was pronounced deceased at the hospital that day. The second child died on Feb. 22 after being taken off of life support. The twins’ older brother, 5, was removed from the home to stay with relatives.
Jail records list Ramirez-Sifuentes’ address in Rosharon, Texas.