Mother who confessed on Facebook to killing baby will spend 15 years in prison

Posted at 7:48 PM, Jan 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-08 19:48:20-05

Julie Calahan, a mother who confessed on Facebook to killing her baby will spend 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Originally, her brother-in-law pleaded guilty to child neglect but after police found the Facebook conversation, they confronted Calahan.

She admitted to shaking the child.

Lakeira was 11-months-old when she died in 2009.

After Lakeria's death, Calahan left Virginia Beach.

When they found the Facebook message, police traveled to Arkansas to question Calahan.

Her brother-in-law served a year in prison for child abuse.