LANCASTER – The second of two defendants charged in the death of a 4-month-old baby who drowned in a bathtub has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder. David Meadows, 27 of Ronks, was sentenced to 7-14 years in prison following the plea, which was accepted by Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker on May 24, 2022. The sentence is the same as co-defendant and mother Amy Manning received in April. On May 20, 2021, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the Roadway Inn on Lincoln Highway East in Paradise for a report of a deceased baby. Police were informed through interviews with the defendants at the scene they lived at the hotel with the deceased baby and two other children. While Manning got the other children ready for school and Meadows was playing video games, the baby was left unattended in the bathtub with the water running, according to an affidavit of probable cause. It was determined the baby was left unattended in the tub with the water running for approximately 20 minutes, at a minimum. The victim was transported to Lancaster General Hospital and then Hershey Medical Center via helicopter for attempted lifesaving measures before being pronounced deceased. An autopsy performed by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office determined the cause of death to be freshwater drowning.