Parents indicted in drowning of 2-year-old daughter in Berkeley Township

Robert Trella and Brigitte McCarthy were indicted in drowning death of their 2-year-old daughter last year. These mugshots were from their arrests earlier this year.

Robert Trella and Brigitte McCarthy were indicted in drowning death of their 2-year-old daughter last year. These mugshots were from their arrests earlier this year. (6/3/16)

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP - The parents of a 2-year-old girl who drowned in a swimming pool last year have been indicted in her death.

Robert Trella and Brigitte McCarthy were charged with 11 counts, including endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled substance.

Last August, officials say the toddler’s 9-year-old sister ran down the street yelling that the 2-year-old was missing. Police officers later found the little girl in a neighbor’s swimming pool.

Police say that they found drugs inside the family’s home while searching for the girl.

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