Mom accused of getting toddler drunk ordered to stay away from child

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 19, 2014 at 6:39 PM

HOUSTON –  A young Houston mother accused of giving her 1-year-old daughter vodka has been ordered by a judge to have no contact with her child.

Shadreon Jefferson, 17, and Shamara Batiste are accused of getting Jefferson’s one-year-old daughter drunk and both have been charged with felony child endangerment.

The baby’s paternal grandmother said after the two had dropped the baby off at her apartment one evening, she said the child could not stand and began to vomit violently. She called 911.

The baby was taken to the hospital with a blood alcohol content of 0.268 -- more than three times the legal limit for adults.

According to the complaint, Batiste admitted to giving the child some of her alcoholic drink, vodka with a mixer. She estimated to an officer that the child consumed about six shots of vodka before falling asleep.

Jefferson cannot see her child until the case is over.

 "These are some of the most important cases we deal with, especially involving young children, especially involving alcohol," said Assistant Harris County District Attorney Erik Locascio.

The child is now in the custody of her father.  Jefferson could face up to two years in jail.

 

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