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Texas mother was distracted by Facebook when infant daughter drowned, sheriff says

Posted June 22

Cheyenne Summer Stuckey. Photo via the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Texas authorities said a mother who was charged in the June 13 drowning of her 6-month-old daughter was distracted by Facebook when she left the infant alone in the bathtub.

Cheyenne Summer Stuckey, 21, of Reno, Texas, is accused of leaving her infant daughter, Zayla, in the bathtub alone, according to NBC affiliate Dallas-Fort Worth News. Stuckey originally told deputies she left the child alone for "only a couple minutes."

Investigators later found that Stuckey had been on Facebook Messenger for at least 18 minutes while the child was in the tub, the television station reported.

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  • Sara Hauser Jun 22, 3:39 p.m.
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    What is that smell?? Oh yeah. It's BS.

  • Maureen Mercer Jun 22, 3:08 p.m.
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    Hope she never has another child. I would hope the father has no more contact with her.

  • Edward Anderson Jun 22, 1:37 p.m.
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    WHAT?!?! 6 months old and the baby was left alone in a BATHTUB for even a second?!?! This woman should *NEVER* reproduce again!