A toddler drowned only a few feet from her babysitter while the woman allegedly browsed Facebook.
Kariasa Thomas, 37, of Dallas was charged with reckless injury to a child after the drowning, according to the New York Daily News. Thomas was at her apartment complex's pool last Friday evening, which was closed, with her husband, daughter, and four of her friend's children aged 3 to 7, authorities said.
The little girl didn't know how to swim so Thomas had the child just stand on the steps leading into the pool, according to an affidavit reported by the Dallas Morning News. Thomas sat at the side of the pool, playing with her pitbull and logged into Facebook for about 15 minutes.