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Baby Drowns While Mom Plays on Facebook

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    A Colorado woman is due in court today for playing a game on Facebook while her baby boy drowned in the bathtub, according to police.

    Shannon Johnson, 34, of Fort Lupton, Colo. told investigators she had placed her 13-month-old son in a bath at 8:35 a.m. for 10 minutes last September while she played Cafe World, checked a friend's status and shared videos. After three minutes of not hearing the toddler splash in the bath, she went in to find him sideways with his face in the water. The boy was pronounced dead around 4:30 p.m.

    Police decided not to investigate the death until an autopsy of the boy came back on Jan. 3,  which stated the baby died of anoxic (low oxygen) brain injury, cardiac arrest and drowning. Johnson was arrested Tuesday and could face a charge of child abuse resulting in death.

    This isn't the first time Facebook has somehow been involved in a child's death. Another mother, a 22-year-old woman from Jacksonville, Fla., pleaded guilty to strangling her toddler for crying and interrupting her FarmVille game last year.