Mom was chatting on Facebook while her baby drowned in tub Mom was chatting on Facebook while her baby drowned in tub
Child endangerment occurs when a person engages in conduct that places a child in immininet danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental... Mom was chatting on Facebook while her baby drowned in tub

Child endangerment occurs when a person engages in conduct that places a child in immininet danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment. This can be through an act or omission.

A Parker County mother was on Facebook while her 6-month-old daughter drowned in the bathtub last week, officials said.

Cheyenne Stuckey
Cheyenne Stuckey

Cheyenne Summer Stuckey, 21, said she put Zayla Hernandez in the tub June 13 and left her unsupervised with the water running. The mother told police she became “distracted” with another child and Facebook Messenger and had the television playing loudly, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office said.

When she remembered Zayla, Stuckey said she rushed to the bathroom but found the baby unresponsive and floating face down. Stuckey said she attempted to resuscitate the infant, but “did not know how,” officials said.

When sheriff’s deputies and Reno police arrived at  Stuckey’s home in the 1500 block of Reno Road, she told them she had left the baby alone only “for a couple minutes,” officials said.

A sheriff’s investigation showed the mother had been messaging two people on Facebook for at least 18 minutes while the baby was unattended in the bath.

Zayla was transported to an Azle hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The other children in the home were placed in foster care.  It is not clear the number or ages of the other children who live in the home.

Stuckey was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with injury to a child. She was booked into the Parker County Jail. Bail has not been set yet.

Source: Dallas News

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  • Maurkitta

    2017-06-22 #1 Author

    This is beyond horrible …. my goodness

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  • Alexis

    2017-06-22 #2 Author

    This is very sad and very unfortunate losing a child because your own social media instead of tending to your child that needs YOU! I pray the poor baby gets justice

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  • Valnita Pearson

    2017-06-22 #3 Author

    There comes a time when you your proprietaries your child should always be your first.

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