SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A 5-month-old girl is OK after police said her mother recorded herself plunging the baby's head underwater.
Laquanda Mosley faces charges including aggravated assault with intent to murder, first-degree child cruelty and terroristic threats after police said she recorded a video of herself holding her baby underwater.
Channel 2's Tom Jones tracked down the child's father, who said he believes anger drove her actions.
"That was a vindictive act," Kevin Dandridge said.
Dandridge said Mosley became upset and threatened to harm the child when he asked for custody. He said Mosley was angry at him and sent him the videos threatening to kill the child in retaliation.
He posted it on social media and it went viral. Dandridge, who lives out of state, said he posted it for one reason only.
"I just needed some help and I didn't know how to locate her," he explained.
He says a friend of Mosley's saw his post and told him where she lives, and that's how police found her.
Officers said the infant was taken to the hospital and was released.
Dandridge told Jones no father should have to see his child's life threatened like that.
"I guess she just went off the deep end. I don't understand," he said.
Dandridge said Mosley was angry with him over money and the fact that he wanted custody of his child.
Police said when they arrived here at her home she had the baby and her 5- and 7-year-old children.
All the children in in the custody of child protective services.
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