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D.C. woman charged with giving month-old son fatal dose of prescription drug
Washington Post ^ | 1/20/2014 | Matt Zapotosky

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 Worrell’s 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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1 posted on 01/20/2014 7:08:18 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Tisheena??


2 posted on 01/20/2014 7:09:39 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

Tisheena. Poor Hakeem.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 7:27:04 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: markomalley

She might have just been stupid instead of intentionally killing him.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 7:34:18 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: markomalley

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!

‘Free Tisheena’ T-shirts available, nation-wide!

*SPIT*

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*)


5 posted on 01/20/2014 7:37:42 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: markomalley
He wasn't keeping food down and was fussy? It's called colic. It means you have to put the phone down and hold him and rock him and try smaller amounts or change the formal. Or take him to the doctor. Poor little guy.
6 posted on 01/20/2014 7:40:19 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: yarddog
"She might have just been stupid instead of intentionally killing him."

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.

7 posted on 01/20/2014 7:42:03 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Wasn’t this a child of God? I see only sadness in his death.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 7:49:15 PM PST by maro (what did the President know and when did he know it?)
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To: markomalley

Some critters just shouldn’t be able to breed...


9 posted on 01/20/2014 7:49:35 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: FrdmLvr
My oldest daughter cried for a year straight. We use to walk around the house patting her on the back until she would finally fall asleep from exhaustion. It can be real stressfull. Sometimes I would put her in the swing and go into the other room for a few minutes to take a break. It stopped when she was 10 or 11 months old. It made me and my wife wait 6 years before having another baby. My youngest daughter was an angel. She only cried when she wanted to eat or have her diaper changed.
10 posted on 01/20/2014 8:05:39 PM PST by peeps36 (I' Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: markomalley

Is the ‘i’ long or short in Tisheena?


11 posted on 01/20/2014 8:10:32 PM PST by PAR35
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To: peeps36

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.


12 posted on 01/20/2014 8:13:42 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
She might have just been stupid instead of intentionally killing him

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.

13 posted on 01/20/2014 8:14:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: peeps36

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.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 8:18:12 PM PST by super7man
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To: markomalley

Stopped reading at “Tisheena”.

All I need to know.


15 posted on 01/20/2014 8:19:07 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

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.


16 posted on 01/20/2014 8:25:37 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: super7man
I read somewhere that if you put the baby on top of the washing machine while it was running it would make her stop crying. I also read that putting her near a running vacuum cleaner would stop the crying. My wife wasn't happy when she came home to see the baby strapped in her seat on top of the washing machine. I can say that neither of those ideas worked. The hospital should have handed out ear plugs with some babies.
17 posted on 01/20/2014 8:28:18 PM PST by peeps36 (I' Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: markomalley

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!


18 posted on 01/20/2014 8:51:41 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: informavoracious

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.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 9:15:00 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: DannyTN

“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.


20 posted on 01/20/2014 9:24:57 PM PST by jocon307
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To: markomalley

So sad. So horrible.


21 posted on 01/20/2014 9:45:35 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: hinckley buzzard

>> Yes. Murray documented in The Bell Curve that the average unwed mother has an IQ in the 80’s

Ouch.


22 posted on 01/20/2014 9:49:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: yarddog
She might have just been stupid instead of intentionally killing him.

That's what it sounds like...

23 posted on 01/20/2014 10:50:24 PM PST by Iscool
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To: PAR35

I think the “Ti” is silent. And so is the invisible “Q”.


24 posted on 01/21/2014 3:00:01 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault

“Tisheena”...........I need read no further.

The sad thing is the little guy is dead but probably in a far better place than where he would have grown up in.


25 posted on 01/21/2014 4:56:14 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: null and void

“Poor Hakeem.”

I don’t know—he might be luclier this way than having her “nurture” him to his first welfare check.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 5:33:33 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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