Four-Year Old Dies from Alcohol Poisoning

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a 4-year-old who died after being removed from an Alpharetta apartment suffered from extreme alcohol poisoning.

Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Saturday that the girl's father and aunt have been arrested and face charges of murder and felony child cruelty.

Police did not immediately release the names of the father and aunt, who are both Haitian nationals.

Police and firefighters responded to a call for help at a condo complex and found the child early Friday morning. The girl was airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta, where she was declared dead.

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  • by Sorry Doc on Jan 31, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    Doc, did you post this to say pot kills? The drugs did not kill. People commiting a crime did.
  • by CaptainDisbelief Location: Tally on Jan 31, 2011 at 07:49 AM
    @Anonymous: I share your point of view, but I'm not so crazy about using the death of a four-year-old as fodder for the cause. It's not like the child was out partying and abusing alcohol -- the child was abused WITH alcohol, which could have well been any other substance. ______ @Terri: Do you have a point, or do you just like to hear yourself type?
  • by Doc Location: Havana on Jan 30, 2011 at 09:59 AM
    How many do you want me to list. Drugs kill pain and simple! PITTSBURGH — Two of four men charged in a home invasion that ended with the death of a man who sold marijuana from his Pittsburgh home have pleaded guilty, while two others face trial later this week. Twenty-one-year-old Pernell Littleberry and 18-year-old Michael Smith pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Tuesday and were immediately sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison. The alleged triggerman, 21-year-old William Faulkner and another man, 27-year-old Marcus Upshaw, are scheduled for trial later this week before Allegheny County Judge Jill Rangos. Police say 29-year-old Charles Hall Jr. sold marijuana from the basement of the house where he was killed on Dec. 26, 2008.
  • by Terri on Jan 30, 2011 at 05:47 AM
    In many cases, a person has both alcohol AND marijuana in their system. If someone is stupid enough to do something like this, they're also ignorant enough to puff on a weed.
  • by DJ Location: Madison on Jan 30, 2011 at 05:02 AM
    RIP baby girl. You are truly in a better place now. Prayers go out to the families that will be affected by this tragedy.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    Alcohol is a POISON, but the government allows it to be sold! Marijuana is natural and not a poison that can kill people, but it is illegal? Does this make any sense, after all the deaths from alcohol and yet have you heard of one story where someone has died from Marijuana? I don't think so!!!!!!!!
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