FACEBOOK OBSESSED MOM GOES TO JAIL: She Was Too Busy On FB To Notice Her BABY Was…

There are bad parents, and then there are these types of people. This is sad and extremely avoidable.

A mother whose son drowned while she looked at Facebook has been jailed for five years.

Claire Barnett, 31, was said to have used the social networking site instead of supervising Joshua as he played in the back garden of the family home.

She pulled the two-year-old unconscious from the pond and despite attempts to save him, he died later in hospital, Hull Crown Court heard.

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Barnett pleaded guilty to four charges of neglect following the incident in Woodmansey, East Yorkshire on 17 March last year, reports the BBC.

Prosecuting lawyer Peter Moulson, QC, said it was not known how long Joshua had been in the ornamental pond when his mother rescued him.

Read more: Mirror

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