Police say baby sitter fed 9-month-old boy wine

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CARROLLTON, Ga. - Carrollton police are searching for a baby sitter they say fed a 9-month-old boy wine, causing the baby's blood-alcohol level to exceed four times the legal limit for an adult.

Carrollton police Sgt. Tony Johnson said authorities are searching for 40-year-old Tammy Demice Truitt of Carrollton on charges of first degree cruelty to children and reckless conduct for giving the baby alcohol.

Police said Truitt was the regular baby sitter for the baby and four other children, ages 9, 7, 5 and 3, but was called when the mother had to leave town for a family emergency.

Doctor's said the baby's blood-alcohol content of .33 is considered a life-threatening condition.

Johnson said the baby was released from the hospital on Wednesday and is doing fine.

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workingmom 07/17/09 - 10:52 am
...Just when you think you've

...Just when you think you've heard it all...

cajunnana2000 07/17/09 - 08:53 pm
"Life-threatening"? an

"Life-threatening"? an infant? Purposely given alcohol shouldn't that be attempted murder?

FallingLeaves 07/20/09 - 05:06 pm
You'd be surprised how many

You'd be surprised how many grandmotherly types told me to feed my babies alcohol when I was a young mom, saying they did it themselves. Well, that might explain a few things, but I realized it was too late to do anything about their kids, but I sure wasn't doing that to mine. I also never allowed them to babysit my children. That is the most selfish thing I ever heard. I also lambasted someone else when he gave my toddler son over a tablespoon of cough medicine. He used to be an EMT! You would be surprised how many people pull stunts like that. The question is are they acting out of selfishness, ignorance, or both?

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