February 29, 2008
Shock, horror and utter disbelief
So about a year ago, I read a couple articles about a mother who passed out in her bathtub after drinking 36 beers in a 24 hour period. She also had her 11-month old daughter in the bathtub with her. The grandmother found her daughter and granddaughter in the tub, the mother passed out and the infant unresponsive. The baby died and the mother was charged. She is to go to trial this March. I remember thinking "My God, 36 cans of beer is a lot of beer for one person to drink and how could she with baby?" This morning, I thought I would try to find an obituary online for my friends child who died a year ago. Turns out that she is that mother I read about who was charged for involuntary manslaughter after drinking 36 beers and is going to court. I. cant. believe. it. I'm speechless, stunned and in complete shock. It doesn't seem like this could possibly be reality.