Fla. mom under fire for tweet after son's death

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Posted: Dec 18, 2009 4:13 PM

A Florida mother is being criticized by bloggers and Twitter users for posting a tweet less than an hour after her 2-year-old son drowned in a swimming pool at her home.

Shellie Ross, a 38-year-old stay-at-home mother who lives outside Patrick Air Force Base, posted a message asking that people pray for her son after he had fallen into the family's swimming pool on Monday.

Her son, Bryson, died at a hospital less than an hour after paramedics responded.

Ross has more than 5,000 followers on her Twitter account, Military_Mom, and she also maintains a blog, Blog4Mom.

Some of her Twitter followers have also defended her.

On her blog, Ross has asked media outlets to leave her alone and said she won't comment on what happened.