Toni Annette Medrano, the mother who became known as “Vodka mom,” burned herself nearly 8 months after she suffocated her 2-day-old son when she rolled over on him while sleeping when she was drunk. Medrano, 29, has faced much scrutiny by the media and the public in the months following the November 2011 incident. The Daily Mail reports:
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.
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