STOCKTON, CA - The Stockton police department continues to investigate allegations that a 5 month old girl was given a baby bottle with liquor inside.
The mother 26 year old Iesha Hill reportedly left the girl with a babysitter Friday night. While she was away, her babysitter 44 year old Tressie Piggee said she made the baby a bottle with what she thought was water from a water bottle.
"I was making formula at 2 am and didn't know that the the plastic bottle next to the baby's formula was filled with Bacardi - and not water."
Piggee said neither she nor Hill could understand why the baby wouldn't take the bottle several times that evening - until her head started to wobble around 10 the next morning. "That's when Iesha opened the bottle to see if there was something wrong with the formula - and smelled alcohol." They took the baby to a hospital in Stockton where she was then transported to UC Davis Hospital for treatment.
The medical staff called the police department.
The mother, Iesha Hill, was arrested at the hospital and is facing charges of child abuse and endangering the health of a child.
Hill is currently in custody at the San Joaquin County Jail.
She has not been officially charged.
By Natalie Sentz, firstname.lastname@example.org