Cops: Mom Was on Facebook as Baby Drowned in Tub

Cheyenne Summer Stuckey is in jail
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 24, 2017 9:15 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 21-year-old North Texas woman is jailed on charges of injury to a child after authorities say she was messaging on Facebook rather than focusing on her 8-month-old daughter in a filling bathtub where the baby drowned. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports three other small children of Cheyenne Summer Stuckey are in the care of state child welfare officials after the death earlier this month of her daughter, Zayla Hernandez. According to an arrest affidavit, Stuckey told a sheriff's detective that while the baby was in the tub, she was on Facebook, messaging a neighbor who had accused her of stealing a package.

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Per the AP, the document also shows Stuckey used Facebook to discuss types of drug paraphernalia with someone else. According to NBC DFW, an investigation found that the mother was on Facebook for 18 minutes when the drowning occurred, and that she told authorities that she wasn’t sure if a bathtub stopper was in the drain. Stuckey is being held on $50,000 bond in the Parker County jail. (Read more crime stories.)

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