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Mother admits giving 3-year-old cigs and beer

The Local · 26 Mar 2012, 12:52

Published: 26 Mar 2012 12:52 GMT+02:00

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“She had no explanation. She had drunk alcohol and smoked cannabis,” said prosecutor Klas Norelius to local paper Skånskan.

At the party, which took place in June last year, the 3-year-old boy was filmed as he was urged to smoke a cigarette given to him by his mother.

“Take a toke then you little… inhale then… come on now. Inhale a little. Light it up now, for goodness sake, get the damned thing going,” the mother said according to the transcript.

Some other party goers then gave the boy a can of beer. The mother did not protest. They started joking about what would happen if the social services found out

The mother allegedly told the boy not to tell them, called him a squealer and a snitch and flicked her fingers at his head.

In questioning, the adults present at the incident have said that it wasn’t beer in the can but water and that the 3-year-old was given a cigarette so as to feel “nauseous and dizzy” and develop distaste for tobacco.

However, the district court charged the woman with reckless behaviour, bootlegging and narcotics crimes. She has reportedly confessed to all three.

The prosecutor had initially hoped to charge the woman with child abuse, but her reckless behaviour in letting her child smoke and drink together with actively blowing smoke at her son was not deemed enough to prove she was abusing her child, according to the paper.

The fact that the incident was caught on camera meant that the prosecution had a strong case against the woman. The prosecution is demanding the woman is fined and according to Norelius, it is important that the woman is convicted.

The mother’s defence lawyer has argued that parents are allowed to let their children try alcohol in some instances.

“He will have to speak for himself, but in my opinion you should never offer alcohol to a 3-year-old,” said Norelius to Skånskan.

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Your comments about this article

13:48 March 26, 2012 by Achilles7
I feel sorry for the child; bound to have all sorts of problems and issues in later life with a mother like that for a role-model.
13:50 March 26, 2012 by zooeden
Make her pay 2 years of community work and a program to quit smoking...
16:03 March 26, 2012 by gpafledthis
circumcise her ??
16:08 March 26, 2012 by spo10
"The mother's defence lawyer has argued that parents are allowed to let their children try alcohol in some instances."

- What a stupid argument! You can't let your children have a try at them at the age of 3! Stupid lawyer.

- And that stupid and careless mother should be fined and jailed!
16:13 March 26, 2012 by Tanskalainen
She is white trash and her poor son will most likely grow up to be trash too.
16:29 March 26, 2012 by HYBRED
I wonder if she would adopt me.
20:12 March 26, 2012 by dizzymoe33
She needs to be strung up by her toe nails in the town square!! She should lose custody of her child!!
21:21 March 26, 2012 by hunnysnowbee
@Tanskalinen...What the hell does being white have to do with it? What makes you think you can write such a thing? If some one had written black trash there would be uproar, and quite rightly so! There is no need to drag the colour of ones skin into it! There are trashy parents from all sorts of backgrounds, just as there are very loving, caring, decent parents!

On another note, personally I think this poor child should be removed from the parents, if not done so already. At 3 they are still just babies. There is no excuse what so ever for giving a child that age alcohol and ciggaretts.
22:28 March 26, 2012 by fancyavi
@hunnysnowbee........I totally agree with u!i am from the caribbean and here the law is very lax towards child abuse and so parents take alota libities in the way they treat their children. so sometimes its just there background. this has nothing to do with race. shame on amyone who thinks so!!
01:28 March 27, 2012 by Tanskalainen
@hunnysnowbee I called her "white trash" because she white and she is trash. She is living proof that being Nordic doesn't make a person superior. Don't preach to me, I didn't give her son a cigarette. The article is about her not me. Before Sweden can expell foreigners it needs to get its own sh-t together first and this skag of a mother obviously doesn't.
02:41 March 28, 2012 by HandsomeAmerican
why dosn't this news site print this bitches name and picture? let her be known and suffer the consequences of her actions. if she is heckled and spit on, that will inspire her not to be a stupid hussey
20:29 March 28, 2012 by bethrichardson
@HandsomeAmerican - I disagree. Fines, jail time and counseling are more effective. It's obvious by the actions of her friends that the "society" she frequents has no better sense than she does. As for taking the child away - I think I'd give her a chance to straighten up, but keep a close eye on her for a while to be sure she doesn't endanger the child again. Taking a child from a parent should be avoided if possible.
00:46 March 29, 2012 by Coalbanks
Well at least she wasn't selling those drugs to children... or her child for drugs ... not this time, anyway...
15:31 March 29, 2012 by Johan Blake
If she is Swedish then she is a victim of male oppression.

Only a man could have made her do this!

-I rest my case me'lud!!!
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