Tragic story of a irresponsible woman under the influence of drugs babysitting a toddler and causing his death!
via The Root:
Cassie Townsend, 31, has been charged with chemical endangerment exposure to a child in connection to the death of 2-year-old Demonie Hendon, for whom she was caring.
Demonie Hendon would have turned three this Saturday, however he lost his life last week after taking a drink from his babysitter’s methadone-spiked grape soda, according to the New York Daily News.
Bessemer, Ala. police have charged the 31-year-old sitter, identified as Cassie Townsend with chemical endangerment exposure to a child resulting in death, the site notes.
According to the report, Townsend was watching the little boy on Friday night when she realized her spiked soda was not where she left it. Methadone, as the Daily News notes, is used to reduce withdrawal symptoms from heroin, but is addictive itself.
Townsend then found the boy, who looked ill and suspected that he had taken some of the soda. She took him to the hospital on Friday night, but then took him back home. She later rushed him back to another hospital after he became unresponsive.
Demonie died on Saturday, causing Townsend initial charge of child endangerment to be upgraded.
Police are still waiting on a toxicology report to confirm that the soda was indeed laced with methadone.