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Prosecutors: Baby died after father mixed baby formula with vodka

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jun 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-15 10:36:38-04

ATLANTA, Ga. (WSB) – A Georgia father is facing murder and child cruelty charges for giving his infant daughter vodka.  Prosecutors said the girl died after her father, Keith Antonine Furlow, mixed baby formula with vodka and fed it to the four-month-old.

Paramedics rushed the child from the home in an Atlanta suburb to a children’s hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“The baby consumed the vodka. Obviously, at that age a child isn’t old enough to get up and go pick up a bottle herself,” said DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. “Children at four months old are fed whatever it is they consume. The evidence, we believe, will show that he actually fed the baby the vodka.”  

The 20-year-old father has been in the DeKalb County jail since the incident happened on June 8th.  He’s awaiting a bond hearing.