A four-year-old girl has died after her grandmother forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey, police say.
Roxanne Record, 53, was arrested on Friday, as was her 29-year-old daughter, Kadjah Record, who allegedly watched the child drink the alcohol.
The cause of the child’s death was acute alcohol poisoning, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office.
She was identified as a China Record.
China reportedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.680 percent – more than eight times the maximum limit for adult driving in Louisiana.
Both her mother and grandmother were charged with first-degree murder.
Police were called to the scene Thursday following reports of an unresponsive infant.
First responders had already reached the Record’s home but were unable to revive the child and called the police.
Official records cited by the WAFB say the mother and grandmother were angry because they believed the child had been drinking alcohol from a bottle of whiskey that was on the counter.
Then the grandmother is said to have forced her to drink the rest of the bottle, which may have been more than half full.
The little girl was reportedly forced to drink the bottle on her knees in the hallway.
Her mother was present but did not intervene, according to police.
Roxanne reportedly told detectives she “screwed it up” and “wanted to take full responsibility,” adding that she “went too far” and “ruined everyone’s life.”
The tragic news comes as another four-year-old girl died in Georgia under similar circumstances, investigators said.
Marquis Colvin, 25, and Sydnei Dunn, 24, have been charged with murder after their daughter died of alcohol poisoning.
Police say Colvin poured alcohol down her baby bottle.
The child’s blood alcohol level was reportedly more than four times the legal limit for driving in Georgia.
The parents took the child to the hospital on April 13, and staff contacted police, saying the girl’s condition made “no sense.”
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