41-year-old Melissa Robitille from Vermont, is suspected of killing her 13-year-old son who was disabled, by feeding him with vodka that was believed to have been poured into his feeding tube, to keep him quiet.
The boy, who was blind, had no ears and had a cleft palate and developmental delays, died of alcohol poisoning in August 2014.
Melissa Robitille is now charged with manslaughter.
Robitille testified that it was her boyfriend, Walter Richters, who fed the alcohol to the boy the night of Aug. 21, 2014. Issac was reliant on IV drips and a feeding tube to survive.
Richters was sentenced to 3 years in prison in 2016 after he admitted to have killed Issac.
Robitille testified that Richters gave Issac vodka to calm him down after a tantrum. She admitted that she knew about the alcohol and said she didn’t think it would harm her son.
“I thought it might help Isaac have a decent night’s sleep,” Robitille said, according to MyNBC5.com.