COBB COUNTY, Georgia (PIX11) – After nearly killing their two-year-old with a high-proof cocktail, a Georgia couple were arrested and charged, according to police.
William Chester Hickson and Jasmin Briana Moore now face charges of cruelty to children in the first degree after their son arrived at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with alcohol poisoning.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the child had stopped breathing and had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.29, which is more than three times the legal adult limit of .08.
The pair were arrested early last week and held on $75,000 bond.
According to a warrant acquired by the paper:
“Said accused did give the victim, a 2-year-old male child, a mixed alcoholic beverage which consisted of Coca-Cola and 40 proof Paul Masson Brandy, or said accused had knowledge that said child was drinking said alcoholic beverage and allowed the child to continue drinking in the presence of said accused.”