BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl died after her grandmother allegedly forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey while her mother watched, Baton Rouge police said.
sergeant. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman, told the media that the little girl’s grandmother, Roxanne Record, 53, and her mother, Kadjah Record, 29, were arrested on Friday, each for first degree murder. It was unclear whether any of them had a lawyer who could speak on their behalf.
Officers were dispatched to a Baton Rouge home around 11 a.m. Thursday after reporting a child was unresponsive. The child, China Record, 4, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said an autopsy showed the cause of death to be acute alcohol poisoning. The little girl had a blood alcohol level of 0.680%, more than eight times the 0.08% driving limit for an adult, authorities said.
During the investigation, detectives said they learned that the victim’s grandmother forced her to drink a bottle of alcohol while the mother watched.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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