The Tribune reported of a US mother who, while playing Cafe World in Facebook, was charged on Friday after her 13-month-old son drowned in the bathtub.
Charged for abuse of a child resulting to death with possible 24 years term in jail was of Fort Lupton, north of Denver, who was detained on a $100,000 bail, according to Weld County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jennifer Finch.
The 34-year-old Johnson admitted to the police that she left her baby Joseph alone in the tub and went to another room to play games in Facebook after which her son died in a hospital in Denver in September last year.
Based on her affidavit, she also watched online videos and checked in with friends on the popular Website.
The Facebook-playing mom further said that when she did not hear any sounds from her unsupervised son after a few minutes, she found the boy slumped in the water facing down with "gurgling" sounds.
She then called up 911. The baby was airlifted to the hospital and was pronounced dead from drowning.
Police investigation revealed that a laptop was open to Facebook.
In an affidavit, Johnson told the police that she always left the boy alone in the tub to help himself because he liked to be left alone, was "independent," and she did not want to raise him as a "mama's boy."
Johnson's mother told the cops that her grandson had suffered a seizure attack a month before he died. She also said that she warned her daughter against leaving the baby alone in the tub after the attack.
Asked about the wisdom of leaving the epileptic baby alone in the tub, Johnson admitted that "it was so stupid."
Johnson's preliminary hearing is set on 31 January at 9:30 a.m. where in a judge will decide if there is sufficient proof to elevate the case to trial.