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    CO - Joseph Johnson, 1, drowned in bathtub, Fort Lupton, 20 Sept 2010

    (Reuters) - A Colorado mother who told police her 13-month-old son drowned in the bathtub while she was playing a game on Facebook was charged on Friday with child abuse resulting in death.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70D7AM20110114

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    Quote Originally Posted by pswmommy View Post
    (Reuters) - A Colorado mother who told police her 13-month-old son drowned in the bathtub while she was playing a game on Facebook was charged on Friday with child abuse resulting in death.


    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70D7AM20110114

    Fly high little one.

    Wow. Another baby gone because of a facebook game. Seriously... it has to stop.
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    I had to read it to make sure it wasn't old news . . . just more stupid news! Poor baby -- God bless him & all other children neglected for whatever reason, especially FB!
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    13 months old and already "independent" according to mom. Wow I should be so lucky that my 19 month old son wants to bathe hisself!
    Good thing for my sweet son that Cafe World freezes my computer so I quit playing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellyup View Post
    Wow. Another baby gone because of a facebook game. Seriously... it has to stop.
    Unfortunately, I don't think it will be stopping anytime soon: Jesse Schell: When Games Invade Real Life

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Rain View Post
    13 months old and already "independent" according to mom. Wow I should be so lucky that my 19 month old son wants to bathe hisself!
    Good thing for my sweet son that Cafe World freezes my computer so I quit playing it.
    Yeah, that's another way of her saying she left him alone quite a bit so she could selfishly do what she wanted. And she appeared (to me) to be boasting about it. Who in their right mind leaves a baby unattended in a bath for seconds? Not even minutes.

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    This woman should be the face on the poster for why people should have to go through testing and classes to be a parent. There should be forced birth control until people can prove they are capable of parenting. I know it sounds drastic, but too many babies are dying at the hands of idiots!

    I mean, this woman saw nothing wrong with leaving a small baby alone in the bathtub! Her claims that he was independent and she didn't want to tell him "no" or turn him into a mama's boy are disturbing.

    My heart goes out to the rest of his family. Apparently her mother had been telling her she shouldn't leave him alone. Too bad she didn't do more!

    This is a terrible tragedy and I hate to say this, but that baby is probably better off in the arms of God than in the home with that poor excuse of a mother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellyup View Post
    Wow. Another baby gone because of a facebook game. Seriously... it has to stop.
    I really think more children than we can imagine are being grossly neglected because the mothers are so engrossed in what they like to do rather than caring for thier children.

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    From April 2011:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_849944.html

    A northern Colorado woman who was playing a game on Facebook while her 13-month-old baby drowned in a bathtub was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

    Shannon Johnson, 34, of Fort Lupton was also sentenced to five years of mandatory parole following her prison term...

    She pleaded guilty to negligent child abuse in March.



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