Charges dropped against mom arrested after Facebook video went viral

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The charges against a mom who was arrested after a Facebook video that showed her tossing around her one month old baby went viral have been dropped.

A Chattanooga judge made the decision on Tuesday, October 15.

Prosecutors say that while the video of Tybresha Sexton was disturbing, they didn’t believe they had enough evidence to prove neglect. Officers did say she smelled heavily of alcohol and was acting irrationally.

The child is now in the custody of her grandmother. Officials say she wasn’t hurt by the incident in question.


Disturbing video that’s gone viral– and now a woman in Chattanooga is in jail because of it.

In a Facebook Live video, you can see Tybresha Sexton holding her one month old baby in the air, moving the baby up and down as she lights up a cigarette.

Now she’s facing child abuse charges. And, as Kiley Thomas found out, police say she told them quote: “she didn’t want that baby anyway.”

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