Authorities said Friday that a Louisiana child died after her grandmother pressured her to guzzle a bottle of whiskey while her wife looked.
After officers were dispatched to a home east of Baton Rouge on Thursday morning, officers discovered China Record, 4, who had an alcohol level of .680%, more than eight times the .08% driving limit for an adult, according to a statement from the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Roxanne Record told investigators “she messed up” and “wanted to take full responsibility” for the child’s death, according to an arrest warrant obtained by WAFB-TV.
According to the Advocate, the grandmother also stated in the arrest documents that “this went too far” and that she had “ruined everyone’s lives.”
The cause of death, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, was acute alcohol poisoning.
According to the department, Roxanne Record, 53, and Kadjah Record, 28, are both charged with first-degree murder in China’s death, NBC reported.
According to jail records, both women are being held without bond by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. It’s not immediately clear if they had hired lawyers to represent them.
The investigation remains ongoing.