An Atlanta babysitter was jailed after admitting she gave a potentially lethal amount of wine to an infant in her care, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported late Wednesday.
Tammy Denise Truitt, 41, confessed in court to giving the nine-month-old baby boy wine in a sippy cup to make the infant fall asleep.
The baby was hospitalized with a blood-alcohol level of .33 — more than four times the legal limit for an adult.
Truitt, who pleaded guilty to aggravated battery, was sentenced on June 2 to eight years in prison and four years of probation.
The incident occurred in July 2009 when Truitt was asked to babysit the child, along with his four siblings, when the baby’s mother left town on a family emergency, the Times-Georgian reported.
The children’s grandmother arrived five hours later to discover the baby in an apparently lifeless state.