Police say woman was drunk and high when dog killed her daughter

July 15th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Katrina Mitchell, 29, Frankfort

BELFAST, Maine — Police say Katrina Mitchell was passed out on her couch, too drunk and high to hear whether her 7-month-old daughter cried out when the family Rottweiler fatally attacked the baby last April.

On Friday, Mitchell pleaded not guilty to endangering the welfare of a child during a videoconference in Belfast District Court from Two Bridges Regional Jail, where she is being held in lieu of $1,000 bail. She was arrested Wednesday night.

It was about 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, when Mitchell started drinking beer and possibly vodka, according to a police affidavit filed in court and released Friday.

Tests done later that night showed her blood alcohol level to be about .30, almost four times the legal driving limit in Maine. She also tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

By about 5 that night she had passed out on her couch, according to the affidavit written by Maine State Police Detective Adam Kelley.

Mitchell told police that she did not pass out, but simply had taken a nap with her baby at the other end of the couch.

Her son Jett, who is almost 3, also was in the home at the time.

When Mitchell woke up around 7 p.m., her baby was dead on the floor, purple and cold with claw marks and possibly bite marks from an attack by the family’s Rottweiler, Hannibal. She called 911.

When police arrived

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