Breast Feeding Mum Kills Four Day Old Baby By Overdosing It With Drugs

An alleged junkie mum has been charged with second-degree murder by US authorities after she reportedly murdered her four-day-old child by breastfeeding it with milk containing traces of synthetic opioid.

Lana Cristina, 28, from the city of Kenner located in the US state of Louisiana, was charged with second degree murder for allegedly feeding her newborn breast milk contaminated with a ridiculous amount of fentanyl after which the baby died on 10th June 2021.

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that the arrest of the 28-year-old woman took place on Wednesday (4th July).

According to online sources, fentanyl is a powerful opioid used as a pain medication and together with other medications for anesthesia, however, it is also used as a recreational drug, sometimes mixed with heroin, methamphetamine, or cocaine.

Sheriff Lopinto reported that deputies were called to a hotel in the 1100 block of Manhattan Boulevard in the census-designated place (CDP) Harvey around 3.40 am last month where they were alerted of a medical incident.

The officers revealed that the junkie mother called 911 after finding that the child was not breathing, after which it was immediately taken to a local hospital the same morning.

Media reported that the child was later pronounced dead, however, an autopsy, including toxicology, was conducted shortly after.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported: “Toxicology reports were recently returned that led to the determination that the victim’s cause of death was acute fentanyl toxicity.”

According to Lopinto the 28-year-old mother admitted to using drugs prior to breastfeeding the baby, after which the police issued an arrest warrant against her.

Cristina was taken to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, where she will remain in custody until her trial.

Outraged Facebook criticised the woman for her irresponsible actions in a Facebook post by the Jefferson Parish Sheff’s Office on 5th August 2021.

User named Lorena Tejeda said: “If you can’t raise a child as you should just bring him/her to a local safe haven. So many people want children and can’t [have]. This one hurts!”

Tanya Michele agreed with Tejeda and added: “A failure at being a mother and a failure at life. Jail is her only hope.”

A third follower named Melissa Lewis responded to the post by saying: “She gets what she deserves! Here I am, can’t have kids, and [I would] give anything in this world to have one and [I] can’t. Then you have sorry people like this!”

The police have not set up a final date regarding Cristina’s trial yet.


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Story By: Georgina JadikovskaSub-Editor: James King, Agency:  Newsflash

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