Stockton baby treated for alcohol-related issues; mother arrested | Crime
STOCKTON, CA - A five-month-old baby was treated at a Stockton hospital and her mother arrested on Saturday after it was learned the child was suffering from alcohol-related issues.
Stockton police reports indicated that officers were called to the hospital on a report of suspected child abuse. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the five-month-old child was being treated for alcohol-related problems.
The child's mother, 26-year-old Lesha Hill, was later questioned and arrested at the hospital on complaints of child abuse and neglect, according to the police report.
Stockton police did not indicate how the child consumed the alcohol, but Hill's aunt and uncle said their niece gave the baby a bottle of what she thought to be water. When the baby started "acting funny and throwing up", Hill took the child to the hospital where it was revealed that the five month old had consumed alcohol, possibly rum, via a bottle.
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