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medranoMinnesota mother Toni A. Medrano has been charged with manslaughter after allegedly drinking a fifth of vodka, then sleeping on top of her 3-week-old baby and killing him in the process, the Star Tribune reports.

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The boy, Adrian Alexander Medrano, was born on Nov. 1 of 2011 and died of asphyxia after being slept on, according on an autopsy by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office. According to The Tribune, Medrano was charged with “second-degree manslaughter for “culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk,” and a count of second-degree manslaughter for “committing or attempting to commit a violation.”

Both counts are felonies.

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Here is how the tragic death of little Adrian took place, according to reporting by Minnesota newspaper Pioneer Press:

According to the complaint, Medrano told police she went to sleep around midnight Nov. 21, 2011, after drinking almost an entire fifth of Phillips Vodka. She slept on the couch with Adrian between her and the back cushion.

Medrano told police she woke up at 3 a.m. and fed the baby some formula. She woke up three other times when her other children got up to get ready for school but she didn’t leave the couch. At 10:30 a.m., she realized Adrian wasn’t breathing and was cold and purple.

Medrano and her husband called police, who tried to revive the baby. Adrian was transported to Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury, where he was pronounced dead.

Medrano’s blood-alcohol content was 0.11 in a breath test taken at 11:04 a.m. on Nov. 22.

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput in an emailed statement said that “Irrespective of the ultimate outcome in this matter, I hope that valuable lessons can be learned from these very tragic circumstances.”

If Medrano is convicted, she faces ten years in prison, according to CBS Minnesota.

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