Mother of child seen hanging from hook in Facebook photo regrets picture

Posted at 9:17 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-01 07:57:55-04

Eighteen-year-old Alexis Breeden was charged with felony child abuse after investigators initiated an investigation into the image.

“I regret taking the picture, even putting him up there… I really do,” Breeden said.

Alexis Breeden and her son picking out a pumpkin.

Breeden said she loves her son to death, and would do everything in her power to make sure he is healthy.

“All it was, was to be a joke. He was laughing…put it in his baby book,” Breeden said.

Breeden contacted CBS 6 in an attempt to clear the air after reading numerous messages on social media sites bashing her and her parenting skills.

“I didn’t do anything and I never will do anything to hurt my son. My son was not hurt at all,” Breeden said.

In fact, Breeden said she is allowed to be with her son now, as long as someone else is with her.

The young mother said she is confident that when a judge hears her side of the story, her baby will not be taken from her.

“That would probably be the worst thing you could ever do is take a child from its mother,” Breeden said.

Still, she worries because she knows the image has caused quite a stir.

“I will be so nervous. I will be shaking every night because I mean it does, it looks like a horrible picture, but it’s not,” Breeden said.

Breeden will be in court for her arraignment on November 13.