A Georgia mother who allegedly filmed herself dunking her 5-month-old daughter headfirst into water will remain jailed after being denied bond on Thursday.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Laquanda Mosley, 27, is accused of shooting the disturbing video that went viral on Facebook before it was taken down. In it, she’s apparently seen violently hurling the infant in the water while saying, “This is what you f**king want.”
The infant’s father, Kevin Dandridge, described Mosley’s actions as “vindictive,” telling WSB-TV that he lives in Minnesota and publicized the video on Facebook so he could find out where Mosley lived. He said one of her friends saw the video and told him where she lived, allowing for police to get involved.
Reports indicate that Mosley shot the unsettling video to get child support from Dandridge.
Mosley allegedly sent Facebook messages where she tells Dandridge to give her money or the “baby [is] about to die.” Subsequent messages show Mosley sending the infant’s father footage of the attempted drowning, according to the Daily Mail.
“My heart, dropped in my stomach and I, I, I, I’m grown, I’m not a crybaby, I immediately start crying and bust into tears because this is my daughter,” the father told WAGA.
Officers who responded to the mother-of-three’s Atlanta home found her with the baby and her 5- and 7-year-old children. Police said the older siblings were likely at school when Mosley filmed herself abusing her daughter.
Held at Spalding County jail, Mosley is charged with felony aggravated assault with attempt to murder, child cruelty, and terroristic threats.WSB-TV reported that all three children are in the custody of Child Protective Services.
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[Featured image: Facebook video screengrab]