Mom falsely posted that 3-year-old son died, then days later tried to drown him, police say

A 21-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with attempted murder after police said her 3-year-old son nearly drowned in a bathtub on Sunday.

At about 9:45 p.m., police responded to a home the 1700-block of East 79th Street in response to report that a boy who almost drowned in a bathtub. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition with fluid in the lungs.

Authorities said Celeste Christian told them she left the boy in a bathtub to check on another child, and when she returned, he was found unresponsive. But police discovered that Christian had posted on social media that boy was dead prior to the incident. Continue Reading