St. Peters woman accused of giving minor vodka sentenced

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 23 2015 Jun 23, 2015 Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:56:34 AM CDT June 23, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. PETERS (AP) - A St. Peters woman received a suspended sentence after authorities said her daughter's 13-year-old friend ended up in the hospital after consuming alcohol the woman provided.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 36-year-old Latasha Ann Gorman was sentenced Monday. She pleaded no-contest to one felony count of child endangerment. Gorman was given five years of probation and 17 special conditions such as not entering a bar and not having contact with minors under 18 without supervision.

According to prosecutors, Gorman gave her 14-year-old daughter and her friend a bottle of vodka after a picnic in September 2013. The 13-year-old became ill and had to be taken to a hospital. Prosecutors said her blood-alcohol content was .232, nearly three times the limit for an adult to legally drive.

The girl has since recovered.

 

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