• The girl's grandmother and mother became angry with her because the child drank from a bottle containing whiskey, police say
  • The grandmother allegedly forced the girl to consume the remainder of the bottle, which was believed to be more than half full
  • The girl's blood alcohol content was 0.680%, a "lethal dosage," authorities say

A 4-year-old girl in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has died after her grandmother allegedly forced her to drink from a bottle of whiskey while the child's mother watched, police say.

The girl's grandmother, Roxanne Record, 53, and mother, Kadjah Record, 28, were arrested Friday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for first-degree murder, CNN reported, citing inmate records. It was unclear whether either woman had an attorney who could speak on their behalf.

Officers found 4-year-old China Record unresponsive at a home in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

An autopsy showed that the child's cause of death was acute alcohol poisoning, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office.

The girl's blood alcohol content was 0.680%, a "lethal dosage" and more than eight times the .08% driving limit for an adult, according to the arrest warrant obtained by CNN.

The grandmother and mother became angry with the girl because the child drank from a bottle containing whiskey, The Advocate reported, citing booking documents for the grandmother.

The grandmother allegedly then forced the girl to consume the remainder of the bottle while on her knees, the documents said. The bottle was believed to be more than half full, according to the outlet.

The mother was present and didn't try to intervene, police alleged.

The girl was then placed in a bathtub by her mother. The two women didn't seek medical help for the child until after the girl stopped breathing, police alleged in booking documents.

The grandmother later told investigators that "she messed up" and "wanted to take full responsibility" for the child's death, according to the arrest warrant.

She also said that "this went too far" and she had "ruined everyone's lives," detectives said in the arrest documents.

"We are devastated to hear the news of this child's death," the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services said in a statement.

"However, state law prevents our department from commenting on, or even acknowledging the existence of, a potential investigation of abuse or neglect involving a child. If there is an investigation, state laws make the entire process – from report to investigation to outcome – confidential," the department explained.

The girl's death was the second killing of a child younger than 5 in East Baton Rouge in nine days. It was also the city-parish's fourth such killing this year.

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