A 4-year-old girl is dead after Baton Rouge Police told the media that the child’s grandmother allegedly forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey while her mother watched.
Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesperson, told news outlets the little girl’s grandmother, Roxanne Record, 53, and mother, Kadjah Record, 29, were arrested Friday. Each woman was charged with first-degree murder.
Media Take Out was not able to determine whether either of them had an attorney who could speak on their behalf, but here’s what we know so far.
Officers were sent to a Baton Rouge home around 11 a.m. Thursday after reports of an unresponsive child. The child, 4-year-old China Record, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said an autopsy showed a cause of death was acute alcohol poisoning. The little girl had a blood-alcohol level of .680%, more than eight times the .08% driving limit for an adult, authorities said.
After conducting an investigation, detectives say they uncovered evidence that the victim’s grandmother forced her to drink a bottle of the alcohol while the mother watched.