A Mother Charged with Murder for Her Son’s Heroin Overdose

Why parents do this is still BEYOND (and I mean W-A-Y!!!) my comprehension, from NBCNEWS.com…

The mother of an 11-month-old who died after ingesting heroin is facing murder charges, authorities announced during a press conference Friday.

Paramedics were called to his Lincoln Avenue home and he was rushed to Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, but police say the baby had died long before ever being taken to the hospital.

The boy’s mother, Christine Rivero, is now charged with third-degree murder, criminal homicide, reckless endangerment of a child and aggravated assault in connection with her son’s death, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said at Friday’s press conference.

Authorities said Friday that Rivero put Niccolo in a tub with his 5-year-old brother and left the bathroom to go outside and do heroin with her friends.

During that time, police said, Niccolo ingested the heroin.

Police say that the baby fell and hit his head while in the tub and they were surprised to learn from the toxicology report that he had died from heroin ingestion and not drowning.

The children’s father, Victor Varner, was asleep in the house at the time of the incident. After extensive interviews, police determined that Victor is not to blame for his son’s death.

So, the mother went off to get H-I-G-H, leaving UNSAFE substances (heroin???) lying around, within the REACH of her children, and, you KNOW how kids would grab things to put into their mouths (hello???  Oral Stage of the Psychosexual Developments, anyone???), and, the kid got dizzy, after the ingestion, then, BUMPED his head on the side of the tub, then, he slid down into the water, and drowned to death, that ‘bout sums that mess up.  Are you kidding me?  Drugs are MORE important than your babies?  So, why the FUCK (my B-A-D) did you HAVE them in the first place?  Was it so your boyfriend wouldn’t leave you?  And, are you FUCKING kidding me here???

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