GREELEY, Colo. -- A Colorado woman who was playing games on Facebook while her 13-month-old baby drowned in a bathtub has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Thirty-four-year-old Shannon Johnson of Fort Lupton was sentenced Friday in Greeley. Her sentence includes five years of mandatory parole following her prison term.
Johnson was charged with child abuse that knowingly or recklessly caused death. She pleaded guilty to negligent child abuse last month.
Johnson said she found her baby face-down in a bathtub last September. She told investigators she had been playing the game Cafi World on Facebook in another room while her son was alone in a bathtub full of water.
The Greeley Tribune reported that Johnson said her son Joseph was independent and wanted to be alone in the tub.