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Friday, October 2, 2015

Montana Mother who Provided Alcohol and Inhalants to her Children Sentenced

A woman from Hamilton, Montana was sentenced to ten years in Montana Department of Corrections with five years suspended. She was first arrested in May 2014 after she provided alcohol to a 13-year-old boy, who became extremely sick in the motel room where she was staying with her 14-year-old daughter. However, the mother did not seek medical treatment because she “was worried about getting into trouble.” The second incident occurred when she was released on bail in November. During this time, she abused inhalants with her children. After consuming these products, one of her children fell and hit its head and subsequently had two seizures.

These events were reportedly part of a larger parenting trend. Another allegation included regularly using drugs in front of her children. Additionally, is also accused of regularly bringing various men home for the purpose of having sexual intercourse in front of her children. Her defense attorney cited the physical and sexual abuse that she suffered as a child as reasons for her behavior. However, the judge rejected her please for clemency during sentencing.

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