Authorities in Minnesota say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after her newborn baby was found dead — allegedly as the result of the suspect’s excessive drinking while pregnant.
According to Fox News, 29-year-old Rianna Marie Cameron’s infant daughter was reported to be found unresponsive inside her residence late last year.
A subsequent investigation found that Cameron allegedly went on what she called a “bender” in the final days of her pregnancy, as reported by WCCO. The child’s death was determined to be the result of intoxication.
Officers from the Rogers Police Department reportedly arrived at the location on the evening of December 30 in response to a complaint by the infant’s father. Investigators found that the suspect was herself apparently dazed and the umbilical cord was still attached to the newborn when the complainant found them. Two other small children were also reportedly inside the home without proper supervision.
Authorities believe the mother consumed roughly a liter of whisky and was found with a blood alcohol content level nearly three times the legal driving limit.
Her deceased daughter’s BAC was even higher, registering a .234.
After extensive life-saving efforts, the child was pronounced dead about an hour after she arrived at an area hospital.
Records indicate Cameron is expected to face two criminal counts of manslaughter in the second degree. The arrest is just her latest struggle with alcohol, according to records that show she was just in a substance abuse program about two weeks before her newborn girl’s death.
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[Featured image: Rianna Marie Cameron, police handout]