New York: A 34-year-old mother in the US,
who`s said to have admitted to leaving her baby son in bath to
play game on a popular social networking site, is facing up to
43 years in jail after the boy drowned, a media report said.
Shannon Johnson from Fort Lupton has been charged with
child abuse resulting in death, the `Daily Mail` online said.
In fact, after the boy died at a Denver-area hospital
last September, Johnson allegedly admitted to police that she
placed the baby in the bath and went into another room to play
the Facebook game `Cafe World`, the report said.
A local court heard that Johnson told the police that
she had checked in with her friends online and watched videos
while the boy bathed alone.
When she didn`t hear any sounds from the boy after 10
minutes, she found him slumped over face down in the bathwater
making "gurgling" sounds. Johnson said she then called 911 and
the boy was airlifted to hospital where he was pronounced dead
on arrival from drowning, the report said.
Subsequently, when police arrived at Johnson`s home,
they found a laptop opened to Facebook.
Jennifer Finch, a spokeswoman for the Weld County
District Attorney`s Office, said Johnson requested a public
defender during a brief hearing on Friday, and another hearing
was set for later this month.