A Tennessee mother is facing criminal charges after she streamed a Facebook live video of herself smoking with one hand and recklessly holding an infant with another, according to multiple news outlets.
It’s not immediately clear what the woman was smoking or how long the original live stream lasted, but a 43-second clip of the incident that was posted by a different Facebook user shows the suspect casually holding a baby girl with one hand and lifting her while viewers urged her to stop.
“She gone kill that baby,” one viewer wrote.
Tybresha Sexton, 24, of Chattanooga, was taken into custody Sunday and was being held on $100,000 bond, according to online arrest records by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
Police did not immediately return a request for more information Monday afternoon, but an arrest affidavit obtained by local station WTVC states that several concerned viewers called 911 after watching the incident unfold live on social media.
Officers knocked on her door a short time later and spoke with Sexton, who had an odor of alcohol on her breath and made irrational statements to police, according to the station. The woman, who was charged with aggravated child abuse, allegedly told cops she “didn’t want that f---ing baby anyway.”
The 1-month-old child is with Sexton’s mother, WTVC reported.