Skip to comments.D.C. woman charged with giving month-old son fatal dose of prescription drug
Posted on 01/20/2014 7:08:17 PM PST by markomalley
A D.C. woman charged with felony murder for feeding her month-old son a fatal dose of a prescription allergy and motion sickness medication initially lied about giving the drug to the boy, then told a police detective she did not believe it would harm him, according to an affidavit released Monday.
Tisheena Louise Brown, 31, told the detective her son, Hakeem Brown, was not keeping food down and was being fussy, so she ground up a tablet of Phenergan and put a small amount on his tongue, according to the affidavit, signed by Detective Jed D. Worrell. She did so even though she had been warned the drug which carries the generic name promethazine should not be given to children younger than 2, according to the affidavit.
This month, the medical examiner ruled the death a homicide caused by promethazine intoxication, and D.C. police said Sunday they had arrested Brown on charges of felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children. She appeared Monday in D.C. Superior Court and was ordered held until another court appearance later in the week, authorities said.
The unusual case is a tragic chapter in a difficult life. According to Worrells affidavit, Brown has an admitted history of abusing prescription drugs and sometimes tries to use fake IDs to get drugs from hospitals. Hakeem suffered withdrawal from drugs she had taken during her pregnancy, the affidavit said.
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Tisheena. Poor Hakeem.
She might have just been stupid instead of intentionally killing him.
Oh, what’s all the fussin’ about? It’s just a late-late-late-late-late term abortion! 0bama would ENCOURAGE his daughters to do the same! No reason to curse them with a child!
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Some people really ARE too stupid to breed - and they are the ones doing all the breeding! *Rolleyes*
(Gosh, I’m mean, aren’t I? *SMIRK*)
That's what it sounds like. If she really only gave him a small portion of an adult dose, I'd say there was no intent.
Anti-histamines are considered one of the safest drugs. It is likely she didn't think it would harm him.
I had a 115 lb yellow lab that ate about 6 to 10 12-hour dimetapps. After the people at the animal poison center quit laughing, they told me either the dog would sleep it off or would be hyper, but not to worry.
Wasn’t this a child of God? I see only sadness in his death.
Some critters just shouldn’t be able to breed...
Is the ‘i’ long or short in Tisheena?
Our second daughter had colic. My wife would lie down on the carpet with the baby on her stomach. Sort of stomach to stomach.
It would make her quit crying. Nothing else worked.
Yes. Murray documented in The Bell Curve that the average unwed mother has an IQ in the 80's. Verging on borderline intelligence. I suspect Tisheena fits the demo pretty well.
Oh, I so feel for you. Our daughter had colic for 9 months. My wife and I would take two hour shifts every night pacing the floor patting her to let her sleep. I was also known as the guy pushing the carriage around the park at 2:00am with the screeming baby. (Just so my wife could get some sleep.)
After going through 3 pediatricians and 4 different formulas, she turned 9 months old and it was like somebody flipped a switch. It was over.
It took us 3 years to have enough guts to try again. Son was perfect from day 1. BUT, I’m glad we had the hard one first.
Stopped reading at “Tisheena”.
All I need to know.
A missionary back from Africa was speaking to our class. Her husband was a Dr. and she was a nurse. She said they all wanted to get an injection The witch doctor would always give them one.
She said a teenage girl brought her crying baby to her. She said he cried all the time. She checked the baby over and discovered all he needed was burping. She showed the girl how to hold him over her shoulder and pat on his back after feeding him.
I am sorry about the little one. The mother and baby had. “Complications” = she was on drugs and he was born addicted. She loved her kid, and wherever she go, she took the baby with her, the uncle said. She would never do something intentionally to hurt him. Ummm she took drugs while pregnant. That’s pretty harmful. Wherever she went, she took the baby. He was only a month old! I hope she took him with her!
Well, if she’s stupid then she probably believes the whole “bundle of cell” thing and wouldn’t think that you can injure said cells. People are so gullible and stupid.
“I had a 115 lb yellow lab that ate about 6 to 10 12-hour dimetapps.”
My mother-in-law, who was a nurse and really should have known better, once gave her cat (how much does a cat weigh? 10-12 lbs maybe?) 2 of the phenobarbitals that her late husband had taken after his brain surgery (to prevent seizures I think). He was a very big guy 6’6”, he must have weighed at least 250, and he would take 1/2 of one pill a day.
Why did she give her cat these drugs? Because she was having the carpets cleaned and wanted the cat to sleep.
Sleep she did, for about 3 days in a drug-induced coma, but then she was fine.
I still wonder about this, my m-i-l was usually a pretty sensible person.