Skip to comments.Mom charged in son's fatal overdose
Posted on 10/19/2009 9:13:03 PM PDT by Saije
A 46-year-old Burlington woman accused of teaching her teenage son how to shoot heroin was charged Monday in connection with his death from an overdose.
Patricia L. Strosina was charged with intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child resulting in death in connection with the death of her 16-year-old son Raymond Strosina, according to a criminal complaint.
The boy was found by his father in the father's home in the Town of Waterford on Sept. 14, slumped over a desk in a basement computer room, according to the complaint. A syringe, a burned spoon and other drug paraphernalia were found nearby.
Online state court records indicate the boy's parents divorced in 2005.
An autopsy determined that Raymond died of respiratory arrest and a mixed drug overdose that included heroin and cocaine.
According to the complaint, several people, including a "case worker," told an investigator with the Racine County Sheriff's Department that the teen had been shooting heroin with his mother.
The complaint does not give any details about the case worker's identity or affiliation...
The sheriff's department investigator was told that Patricia Strosina would take her son along with her to buy heroin and that she would "not cut Ray off because he would get sick" from withdrawal.
The investigator also was told that the boy was seen smoking marijuana when he was about 14 years old, that his mother taught him how to shoot heroin, and that she was seen injecting her son with the drug.
...One witness described how Strosina, her son and others would shoot up in Strosina's car after a drug run and how the only conversation that took place in the vehicle would be about "who would get the first needle and who would get the last bit of heroin."
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I think this is one of the saddest things I’ve ever read.
This woman was seen doing these things? How was she allowed to be anywhere near her son?
Kid died in Dad’s house...
The witnesses are all drug users...
Mother of the Year Award?
The article doesn’t mention any brothers or sisters.
Darwin award ?
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