A 53-year-old grandmother and 28-year-old mother of a 4 years old girl who was found dead last month are facing decades in prison if found guilty for the girl’s death after it was discovered that the little girl had more than eight times blood alcohol content in her system than the legal limit after she was allegedly forced to drink a whole bottle of whiskey as a punishment for something she did earlier that day.
According to multiple news outlets that reported about the incident that happened late April, the grandmother, identified as R. Record, is the one who allegedly became angry and forced to little girl to drink the bottle of whiskey as a punishment because the girl “may have drunk from a Canadian Mist bottle” that was on a counter prior to the incident. Per the warrants obtained by the CNN, the grandmother then forced the girl “to consume the remainder of the bottle which was possibly over half full while on her knees in the hallway.”
During the incident, the mother of the 4-year-old girl, identified as Kadjah Record, was standing on the side and was present during all times, but she did absolutely nothing to stop the grandmother of torturing the little girl eventually resulting with death. As soon as the authorities learned that the cause of death was acute alcohol poisoning, the Louisiana women were both arrested and jailed, and both facing first-degree murder charges.
According to the Independent, police had said the girl’s sibling told them the incident occurred after the child took a sip of whiskey from a bottle of Canadian Mist, which is 80-proof; her grandmother then punished the girl by forcing her, while on her knees, to drink the rest of the bottle, which was more than half full. When the girl became unresponsive, she was taken to the bathtub, but the women finally decided to call 911 when she stopped breathing. The EMS crew tried to resuscitate the girl, but their attempts were unsuccessful and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The girl’s blood alcohol content was 0.680%, a “lethal dosage,” according to the arrest warrant. A level of .25% can cause alcohol poisoning, and anything higher than .40% can lead to a coma or death, according to a University of Notre Dame chart.
When they were initially questioned by the authorities, the grandmother reportedly said “this went too far,” and she “ruined everyone’s lives.” In addition, the grandmother said she wanted to take full responsibility of what had happened claiming that her daughter had nothing to the with the incident. Shortly after the incident was revealed to the public, other family members decided to speak out and raise awareness.
According to Ebony, Kadjah’s sister and the victim’s aunt, the 53-year-old woman had been constantly physically, emotionally, and verbally abusing them as kids and did the same to her grandchildren. She says they are all to blame for the incident since they didn’t report her mother when they had to, eventually preventing future incidents like the one with her 4-year-old niece.
“We were never going to tell. Now it’s sad that it took a body for people to know what’s going on over here,” said Ebony. “I’m 30 years old, and it took for my niece to die for me to speak out against my own mother. She’s not getting out. She’s going to pay for what she did because you took beyond too far,” she added.