The mum knew her son would die "one day" but had no idea that death could come so quickly...
The incident brings left-behind children in China to the spotlight, and has created much furore online.
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The baby was so malnourished that he started developing rashes throughout his body.
When the girl peed herself, her mother submerged her head into a filled bathtub took her to a filled bathtub and allegedly submerged her. Then the mother noticed the the air bubbles coming had stopped
Investigators say that Hoffman left the baby's body on the floor for hours before calling 911.