A judge has dismissed child abuse and other charges against a Tennessee mom seen on viral video blowing smoke in her baby daughter’s face.
In a Twitter post, WTVC-TV anchor Latricia Thomas stated that prosecutors said although the video was “disturbing,” they would be hard-pressed to prove their case in court against Tybresha Sexton.
BREAKING: The DA's office recommends not moving forward with the charges against Tybresha Sexton, the mother seen in a Facebook live video that sparked outrage. The ADA says while it may be "disturbing" they would have a problem meeting the burden of proving there was neglect pic.twitter.com/RLXd3sWTrk
— Latricia Thomas (@LatriciaTnc9) October 15, 2019
Sexton, 24, was charged earlier this month with child abuse or neglect, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after authorities were tipped off about the 43-second video. Watch the video through this link.
Thomas said the baby’s grandmother already had custody of the child before the video was posted.
The video showed Sexton holding the 1-month-old baby with one hand while blowing smoke in her face, and at one point she can be seen shaking the girl.
Sexton was being held on $100,000 bond before the charges were dropped.