FORT LUPTON, Colo. (CBS4)- A mother told police that she was on Facebook when her baby drowned. Shannon Johnson is charged with child abuse resulting in death.
Johnson’s 13-month-old son, Joseph, died in their Fort Lupton home in September 2010.
Johnson told police she left the boy in the bathtub, then went into another room to play a game on Facebook.
She told authorities she was leaving the baby alone because “he wanted to be left alone and was a very independent baby.”
She also said she didn’t want her son to be known as a “mama’s boy.”
Johnson found Joseph with his head underwater a few minutes later.