A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after authorities say she forced her child to take several pills so they could both “go to heaven.”
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the incident on September 4th when the mother and the daughter were admitted to a hospital for an overdose.
A witness says they came home from work and found Alexandria Weinrich not seeming like herself. Weinrich told the witness that she accidentally poured cleaning fluid into a glass and drank it, thinking it was a normal drink.
The witness then took a nap but when he woke up, he says Weinrich was unable to hold a conversation, so he called the paramedics.
The child also told authorities that Weinrich wanted to kill herself and gave her pills and told her to drink water and chew the pills.
The child could not tell authorities how many pills she took but said it was a lot.
Medical staff pumped the child’s stomach and monitored her for three days in the hospital.
No pills were found in the child’s stomach and officials say they could not perform a toxicology test because the pills were not narcotics.
Authorities say Weinrich took her prescribed bipolar and Tourette’s medications in an attempt to kill herself.
Weinrich is in the Escambia County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
DCF is currently working on a safety plan for the victim.
By Shirenna |