Breckenridge near-drowning case continued to May |

Breckenridge near-drowning case continued to May

Bianca Krakofsky, a Colorado Springs woman charged with child abuse, was scheduled to appear Monday, March 10 in Summit County District Court, but her hearing was continued.

Krakofsky’s attorney, Shay Whitaker of Aurora, appeared on the defendant’s behalf by telephone. During the hearing Whitaker requested the next appearance be set some time in May because Krakofsky had enrolled in an unspecified six- to eight-week program.

Fifth Judicial District Judge Karen Romeo granted the request, setting Krakofsky’s next court date for 2 p.m. May 8.

Krakofsky is charged with one count of child abuse-negligence causing serious bodily injury, a Class 4 felony, for allegedly leaving a 5-year-old child unsupervised in October 2013 in a hot tub at the Grand Lodge in Breckenridge. The child was in Krakofsky’s foster care at the time and nearly drowned, according to court records.

The incident occurred at about 4:15 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013, according to a district attorney’s office news release. First responders attempted to revive the child before he was flown to a Denver hospital.

The charge against Krakofsky comes after a lengthy investigation by Breckenridge police and the district attorney’s office. If convicted, Krakofsky could be sentenced to prison, a news release stated.

Deputy district attorneys John Franks and Mark Franklin are prosecuting Krakofsky.

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