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A 4-year-old child in Louisiana died on Thursday after her grandmother allegedly forced her to finish a bottle of whiskey after believing the child might have had a sip.
Baton Rouge police say the mother of China Record, 4, watched her drink the half-full bottle of whiskey, according to Fox affiliate WGMB.
The 4-year-old girl’s blood alcohol level was 0.680 when officers arrived at the family home on Thursday morning.
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His blood alcohol level was more than eight times the legal limit for people over the age of 21, which is 0.08.
Roxanne Record, 53, the grandmother, and Kadjah Record, 28, the mother, have been charged with first-degree murder, police say.
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The individuals’ booking documents indicate that they both became angry after China took a sip from the bottle of Canadian Mist whisky.
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Roxanne said the bottle was “more than half full” when she forced China to drink the rest on her knees while her mother, Kadjah, was present, according to the documents.
Police said the mother “was present and did not stop ‘Roxanne’ from providing the alcohol”, adding that the child was placed in a bathtub and unresponsive.
Roxanne reportedly said it “went too far” and “ruined everyone’s life” after her arrest, according to The Advocate newspaper.