Woman Played Facebook Game as Son Drowned

Colorado mother left 13-month-old alone in the tub
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2011 12:03 PM CST
A Colorado infant drowned while his mother played an online game in another room.   (Facebook)
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(Newser) – Rough story out of Colorado: A woman admitted leaving her 13-month-old son alone in the tub while she played Café World on Facebook in another room, reports Denver's ABC 7 News. Shannon Johnson told police she checked on him once, then went back in a few minutes to find him with his face in the water. He drowned, and Johnson now faces charges of child abuse resulting in death. Click for more, including Johnson's assertion that he was an "independent baby" who liked to be left alone.

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