Shannon Johnson affidavit: She was playing Cafe World on Facebook as 1-year-old son drowned

Shannon Johnson, 34, is due in court this morning in a case that's both incredibly tragic and a sign of the times.

In an arrest affidavit on view below in its entirety, Johnson tells police that she was fooling around on Facebook while her one-year-old child was drowning in a bathtub.

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