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Mother confesses to killing son with hand sanitizer: My kid is so cool God wanted him

BELLA CHASSE, La. (WGNO) - A Plaquemines Parish woman has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly poisoning her son with alcohol, hand sanitizer and perfume which led to his death in January.

At a press conference Wednesday, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office says Erika Wigstrom confessed to poisoning 17-month-old Lucas Ruiz twice.

On January 24, first responders were called to Wigstrom’s home in regards to a child who was not breathing and had no pulse.  Lucas was pronounced dead at the hospital that day.

An autopsy revealed Lucas had died from acute ethanol intoxication.

Detectives investigating his death first centered their case around Lucas’ father, Cesar Ruiz.  Ruiz was arrested and charged in October for allegedly pouring rum down his son’s feeding tube.

At that time pediatric intensive care unit discovered the toddler had a blood alcohol level of 0.289.

On February 7, Ruiz was charged in Jefferson Parish for the crime of 2nd degree cruelty to a juvenile. His case is pending in Jefferson Parish 24th Judicial District Court.

In March, during an interview with detectives, Wigstrom, Lucas’ 20-year-old mother confessed to injecting hand sanitizer into her son’s feeding tube the day before he died.

Wigstrom also admitted to detectives that she injected perfume into Lucas’ feeding tube, while he was being treated at Ochsner Hospital in Jefferson in October.

According to the report, Wigstrom told detectives that her boyfriend, Cesar Ruiz, was not the person that poisoned Lucas in October and that she in fact was the person who injected and poisoned her son.

Wigstrom said she poisoned her son because she didn’t want to see him suffer any longer.

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5 Comments to “Mother confesses to killing son with hand sanitizer: My kid is so cool God wanted him”

    americanforchange said:
    March 14, 2014 at 3:13 AM

    Reblogged this on My Opinion My Vote and commented:
    Another fine example of why there should be rules on who can reproduce and who can’t.

      Joe said:
      March 14, 2014 at 6:50 AM

      The problem with that aside from the tyranny is that you can't control who makes that decision. Read up on Margaret Sanger.

    Human Relationships said:
    March 14, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    Reblogged this on Human Relationships.

    JustSayin said:
    March 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Some people should be sterilized at birth!

    Joe said:
    March 14, 2014 at 6:52 AM

    How would suggest we determine who is to use this control and who is not? I think that is way above your pay grade.

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