Toddler Dies of Alcohol Poisoning
Posted by Childress on August 10, 2006
Alcohol doesn’t get written about enough on The Drug Report — but it is an awful killer and a creator of great tragedies, like this, as reported by AP:
CAMDEN Miss. — An autopsy shows an 11-month-old baby died of alcohol poisoning and now his mother faces a murder charge, authorities say.
The 11-month-old boy had a blood alcohol level of .4 percent when he died on May 11, officials said.
“We have stabbings and shootings and such, but this is the first time I’ve had something like this,” said Madison County Sheriff’s Department investigator Kelly Edgar. “It’s hard to deal with. It’s hard to imagine someone doing something like that to a child, especially an 11-month-old.”
Kadarrius Douglas died at the mobile home in Camden where he lived. An autopsy was performed that day, Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland said.
The toxicology report came back a month later, indicating Kadarrius had the blood alcohol level of .4 percent when he died. The cause of death was ruled to be ethyl-alcohol intoxication, Breeland said.
Who knows what went on in that trailer! Did Douglas pass out and young Kadarrius somehow find a bottle of booze? Was Hattie out of formula so she drunkenly thought she’d give her boy a little nip instead?
Whatever it was, it’s sad evidence of the fact that sometimes drugs do nothing more than cause people to make bad decisions, with tragic results.