[UPDATED with Arraignment Details:] Corrina Atuatasi Accused of Letting Her Baby Suffocate in Clothes Pile After Booze Binge

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UPDATE, NOV. 28, 12:08 P.M.: A Garden Grove mother accused of killing her 2-month-old son by leaving him to suffocate under a pile of clothes after she'd been on a multi-hour Halloween drinking binge is scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Ana Tuesday afternoon.

The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) announced that Corrina Atuatasi, 27, could get 12 years in state prison if convicted of the charges against her.

She faces one felony count of involuntary manslaughter by lawful act in unlawful manner, one felony count of child abuse, and a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5, according to the OCDA, which says it will request that Atuatasi's bail be set at $100,000

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Corrina Atuatasi
This morning's OCDA statement adds no new details to the joint statement issued Wednesday with the Garden Grove Police Department, other than to note that Senior Deputy District Attorney Susan Price of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case..

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ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 23, 5:30 P.M.: A Garden Grove mother has been arrested for allegedly killing her 2-month-old son by leaving him to suffocate under a pile of clothes after she'd been on a multi-hour Halloween drinking binge. Corrina Atuatasi, 27, was arrested today and later charged with one felony count of involuntary manslaughter by lawful act in unlawful manner, one felony count of child abuse, and a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5, according to a dual statement from Garden Grove police and the district attorney. If convicted, she could spend 12 years folding clothes in state prison.
On the night of Oct. 30, Atuatasi watched her baby boy, Aiden Galeai, while her husband and 2-year-old daughter were away visiting family. She is accused of leaving the infant alone in her apartment while she went outside to take a smoke break.

While outside, Atuatasi was invited to a male neighbor's apartment with his two buddies. She allegedly left her baby alone to go drink with the trio, returning to her apartment shortly thereafter to put her kid in his car seat and carry him back to the neighbor's so she could continue pounding drinks for the next several hours.

Police and prosecutors say the mother returned to her apartment with her baby around 4 a.m. on Oct. 31 but went on to neglect the child, who wound up facedown in the pile of clothing. It is unclear whether Atuatasi dropped her baby in the pile and then passed out, or if the child was placed facedown into it, authorities say. In any event, Aiden suffocated to death there.

At about 6 a.m., Atuatasi woke and called 9-1-1 to report she could not find Aiden. Before police arrived, the deceased baby had been moved to a bed, although authorities believe the mother moved him there. Around 9 a.m., Atuatasi is accused of having a blood alcohol level on .23 percent.

She was arrested just after 4 p.m. today and held in lieu of $1 million bail.
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Dahnay Galeai
Dahnay Galeai

Instead of pointing the finger to whos fault it is just be there to support the families because not only is it distroying families but making peoples true colors come out! Reguardless of the situation peoples little comments aren't helping & know those people writing shit on here acting like your perfect. You should think twice about your family & how many secerts their holding.-d.galea'i

JoOkz253
JoOkz253

fuXk ANyBOdy dIssIN my sIs kOrrINA Or my sIBlINgz BluH!!! yA'll wANNA tAlk sHIt, hOllA At mE nd I cAN hElp yOu mEEt yOur mAkEr fAstEr!!  jOhNNy AtuAtAsI'z dA nAmE AkA As joOkz!!! 714-253-8286 dAtz dA numBEr BlOod!!

kelsey atuatasi
kelsey atuatasi

Corrina Atuatasi:My lovely beautiful sister.I miss you ever so much.I love you forever, and not the forever this ugly cold world seems to think is forever.Not just when I am happy, Not just when things are going good, Not when I want a hug, Not when you get paid, and Not just when you do something nice for me.But those times when you’re down, those times when the world turns their back on you, and at your utmost darkest of dark times in life.I stand by your side and have no fear of man orwhat they may have to say about you andthis situation they think they know so well.Jesus Christ has a plan and purpose for everything.My Beautiful Baby Nephew Aiden’s death will not be in vain. I love you my Beautiful sister Corrina Atuatasi and Beautiful Nephew Baby Aiden.

 

Pray
Pray

It's sad my little cousin passed away and you all are on here cussing each other out. A life is lost and nobody knows the real story unless you were there physically. So instead of being hostile towards each other, can you all please pray. Pray for the families suffering such tragedies and pray for the people who committed these crimes.

SAD READER
SAD READER

WOW. I JUST READ THE COMMENTS. PEOPLE WANTING TO FIGHT OTHERS BECAUSE THEYRE MAD AT CORINA? WHY NOT BE MAD? SHE NEGLECTED HER BABY AND LEFT HIM TO SUFFOCATE. FOCUS ON THE CHILD.  NOT YOUR OWN HANG UPS. THIS IS SO SAD. RIP BABY AIDEN (I DIDNT KNOW THEM BUT STILL) RIP

RIL Aiden
RIL Aiden

WOW!!! This is sad...whats sadder is all u IGUYS on here "making it about u"....it doesnt matter whos fault it is...just band together like samoan families do...mourn, learn, be strong and move on together...RIL Aiden and God please be with her family especially the parents in this hard time...Alofas

SHUT IT
SHUT IT

THE FATHER NEGLECTED TO PROTECT HIS SON.HE KNEW SHE WAS DRINKING AND STILL LEFT THE BABY WITH HER. HELLO, GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. IF HIS ASS STAYED HOME REGARDLESS IF IT WAS TO VISIT HIS FAMILY OR GO TO THE EFFIN STORE, HE STILL LEFT HER DRINKING WITH THE BABY. HE NEGLECTED TO PROTECT THE BABY. HE SHOULD BE IN THERE BEIN PUT UP FOR TRIAL JUST AS MUCH AS SHE IS. AND ALL YOUR HOT AIR YOU'RE BLOWIN, DOUBT YOU'D EVER REALLY TELL HER THAT. SO SAVE IT.

Endless
Endless

Its called neglect to protect.

Shamhna
Shamhna

Alcoholism isn't a conditional thing caused by a spouse or a bad day at the office. An alcoholic is an alcoholic, period. With or without this "moimimi" in her life, she was bound to discover booze and seriously hurt somebody eventually. Let's hope that leaving her infant to smother in a pile of laundry is her "bottom."

nobody
nobody

this site is causing so much drama... its sad... Prayers to you all ril ayden...

JayBone4rmCPT
JayBone4rmCPT

that's right GALEA'I fuck off sadd you BITCH

JayBone4rmCPT
JayBone4rmCPT

fuck guessin games stop being a bitch like yo parents raised you to be and man da up  4 once in yo LIFE scary as nigga you probably take after yo FAMILY PUSSY

JayBone4rmCPT
JayBone4rmCPT

shut da fuck up [sadd] who are you stop being scared and tell me who you are so i can fuck you up bitch obviously im not hiden kuzz i dont give a fuck if you got sumthin to say about my peoples say it in our face not on dis bs shows how much of bitch you is coming on here talkin shit nigga 4ever GALEA'I ON MINEZ NIGGA DA COMPTON CHAPTER BITCH RUN UP OR SHUT UP!!!!!!oh yea real name jason galeai PUSSY

JayBone4rmCPT
JayBone4rmCPT

forget guessin who are you so i can F*** you up 

toaosamoa
toaosamoa

Do you people really need to have a cursing battle on here? This is not the time or place for all that. Consume all your energy & anger unto the Lord. Only God will get everyone thru this terrible loss. Don't waste all your energy going back and forth accusing one another. Especially for our Samoan people! Where is your heart at right now? Before you comment on here say a prayer, it really helps. Come on here to give your support and prayers but don't come on here to bring drama. If you don't have anything nice to say keep your rude & disrespectful comments to yourself. Show some Love & Respect not only for the mother & father of Aiden but for everyone else who is also here to give their Love & Support.

muamualeatua
muamualeatua

Instead of accusing one another we all need to be in prayer for Corrina & her family. No one can judge her but God. I know Corrina & family very well and I am just so sad to read about this. May her baby Aiden Rest peacefully in God's care. And for the rest of us readers Leave it in God's hands! Soifua

Tissa M.
Tissa M.

Nunya! Like I said before SHUT THE FUCK UP! no one cares about you being a samoan woman, and clearly your another ignorant dumb ass that believes everything you read. You don't know the real story behind it, you absolutely don't know my sister, & you're obviously going off of all the negative energy. Do me a fuckin favor, and shove your two sense up your fat ass. If I ever find out who are I'd slap you silly like the silly bird you are. Butt out of the situation! If you aint sending condolences to my nephew mind your low life self. STAY IN YOU DAMN LANE!!!

JUNIOR
JUNIOR

R.I.L baby aiden! this is your UNCLE JUNIOR aka CHUCKO speaking! i have kids of my own, two of'em too be exact, TIAMAPU this is the only way for me too reach out too you brother! you said it right, we know your pain but don't feel it. Losing a kid would devestate me and i know from a fathers perspective that it ain't easy. LET ALL these people speak thru there computer screen! keep GOD 1st brother! i know he has a plan for you uso! and whenever you get the chance come visit me uce. i LOVE YOU BROTHER! faith.family.respect!

Just a thought
Just a thought

Who drinks and watches a 2 month old baby so there were 3 kids?

Barbara 62
Barbara 62

People Drink for a number of reasons, if alcoholism was said not to have been an issue prior to marrying her husband, to your statement of "with out" her husband, alcoholism may have never been an issue. Sounds like alcohol became her so called "coping skills" to deal with an abusive husband, in that matter- love is blind. All in all, hopefully this is her bottom and that she makes better choices in life.

Drunkedness
Drunkedness

Thats right, so how can her husband leave her knowing that she was drinking? :(

Poopoo
Poopoo

Wheres the shitted on em button when you need one?

Poopoo
Poopoo

Wheres the shitted on em button when you need one?

Bloomington
Bloomington

Never heard of 3. Where does it say that?

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