Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Toni Annette Medrano Kills herself after weeks of condemnation for Suffocating her 3 week old Baby as she rolled onto him When she Passed out Drunk

A mother who became known as 'Vodka mom' after passing out drunk and rolling onto her three-day-old son, suffocating him, has burned herself to death after weeks of condemnation.

Toni Annette Medrano, 29, became the subject of hate after Nancy Grace decried the mother's carelessness on her cable television talk show last month.

She died of injuries after using a flammable liquid to set herself on fire in the backyard of a home in St. Paul Park, Minnesota last Monday. The exact cause of her death is under investigation.

She had been charged with manslaughter in the death of her newborn son, Adrian, whom she allegedly rolled onto as they slept on the couch in her home in Cottage Grove in November 2011.

She had drank an entire fifth of vodka when she fell asleep on the couch with the boy between her and the back cushions.

Throughout the night she woke to feed the newborn and left the couch to get formula at around 3am.

She then drifted in and out of sleep, without getting up again, as her other children got ready for school, Pioneer Press reported.

At 10.30 a.m. she realised Adrian was cold and purple and screamed to her husband Jason: 'The baby is dead!'

Mr Medrano had warned his wife that she risked suffocating the infant if she slept with him on the couch, according to the St Paul Star Tribune. Read more