The child died on the scene and her mother did not respond to the situation until she stopped breathing.
A 4-year-old child from Louisana died after her grandmother forced her to drink whiskey.
The grandmother, Roxanne Record, 53, and the child's mother Kadjah Record, 28, became angry at the child because they suspected that she "may have drunk from a Canadian Mist bottle." In their anger, Roxanne forced the child,"to consume the remainder of the bottle which was possibly over half full while on her knees in the hallway," according to the police warrants. Kadjah did not try to stop her and was present while the whole incident took place, reports CNN. She did not call the first responders until the girl stopped breathing.
According to the official version of events, cops were summoned to 12824 Wallis St. on Thursday at about 10:50 a.m. for an unconscious youngster, reports Law & Crime. The Baton Rouge police announced on Friday that the child, China Record, died on the scene. First responders attempted but failed to take lifesaving measures.
According to the arrest warrant, the girl's blood alcohol concentration was 0.680 percent, which is a "lethal dosage." Alcohol poisoning can occur at a concentration of 0.25 percent, and anything more than 0.40 percent can result in a coma or death, per University of Notre Dame chart. A neighbor of the family told WBRZ, "It’s not like you gave a sip of wine. What did you think it would do to her? One shot would knock me out, and I’m in my late 30s. Imagine what it’s doing to a 4-year-old."
A 4-year-old girl is dead after her grandmother allegedly forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey while her mother watched, Baton Rouge Police said. https://t.co/6ZpPzLIHZm— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) April 23, 2022
Roxanne told the police, "that she messed up and that she wanted to take full responsibility for the death of the victim." She added, "that this went too far and that she ruined everyone's lives," per the warrants. According to police, Kadjah told them she saw her mother leave the kitchen with the whiskey and that when she returned, the bottle was empty. She saw that her daughter was unresponsive. Officers, on the other hand, stated she made contradictory claims.
The grandmother and mother of the child were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for first-degree murder. The Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services said in a statement, "We are devastated to hear the news of this child’s death. However, state law prevents our department from commenting on, or even acknowledging the existence of, a potential investigation of abuse or neglect involving a child." They added, "If there is an investigation, state laws make the entire process – from report to investigation to outcome – confidential."
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