Drunk woman kills her baby by falling asleep on him while breastfeeding in hotel roomBy Mason White 12:48 PM July 14, 2014
|Tiffany Michele Hossner|
By: Devansh Dutt
A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of homicide after falling asleep on her baby while breastfeeding, prosecutors in Montana said.
35-year-old Tiffany Michele Hossner of Bozeman, was drunk when she fell asleep on her son and smothered him in a hotel room in Billings.
She pleaded guilty on Thursday, to negligent homicide as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors. She told a judge that she consumed alcohol before breastfeeding and falling asleep on her son.
Prosecutors will ask the judge to sentence the woman to 5 years in prison. The woman’s attorney however, said that he will urge the judge to give the woman a suspended sentence.
According to police, officers were called to the Holiday Inn on Midland Road around 6:00 p.m. The officers met Josh and Tiffany Hossner, who were not married at the time, but married about a week later.
Medical personnel said that the baby died in the hotel. The mother was hysterical, and was taken to a hospital in Billings, where she later made a statement to investigators.
A blood sample taken at the hospital showed that she had a blood alcohol concentration of nearly 0.3 percent, more than three times the legal limit for driving.