Dead Baby: Kariasa Thomas, Texas Black Woman, Was Browsing Facebook When Best Friend’s Daughter Drowned

Huffington Post
August 8, 2013

Kariasa Thomas .
Kariasa Thomas .

Police say a Texas woman was browsing Facebook when a 3-year-old girl she was supposed to be watching drowned in a swimming pool.

Kariasa Thomas, 37, was charged with reckless injury to a child for the June 22 death of her best friend’s daughter, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Police say that Thomas took her friend’s four children — 7, 6, 5 and 3 years old — for an after-hours swim in the pool at her apartment complex in Dallas. Thomas’ 16-year-old daughter and husband, who is legally blind, were also present.

Police say that Thomas was aware that the youngest child, Kanyce Giddings, could not swim, so she instructed her to stand on the steps in the water while the other children were in the pool, police said. Giddings was not wearing any type of safety gear, WFAA reports.

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