Connecticut mom pleads guilty to forcing beer and cocaine on her young children

Connecticut mom pleads guilty to forcing beer and cocaine on her young children

October 20th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A Connecticut mother has pleaded guilty to charges that she forced her 4-year-old son to drink beer and gave her 10-month-old daughter beer and cocaine.

The Connecticut Post reports Juliette Dunn, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty Wednesday to risk of injury to a child under the Alford Doctrine, where the defendant doesn't agree to the facts but agrees the state has enough evidence to win a conviction.

A companion, 33-year-old Lisa Jefferson, pleaded guilty to the same charges.

Police say officers were waved down in June by a neighbor who complained that a woman was feeding children beer at a playground.

The children were turned over to the Department of Children and Families after 29-year-old Dunn's arrest. Custody hasn't been decided.

It's unknown if either woman has a lawyer.