Mom, aunt accused of getting 1-year-old drunk

HOUSTON (KHOU) – Two women were arrested and charged with felony child endangerment after a toddler suffered acute alcohol poisoning, police said.

Shadreon Jefferson, 17, and Shamara Batiste are accused of getting Jefferson's one-year-old daughter drunk. 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.

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