Kalin Swartz, a mother from Oregon, was arrested on December 20th and indicted by a grand jury for two felonies, assault in the third degree and causing another person to digest a controlled substance. In essence, she fed cocaine to her 2-year old son, who barely survived.
Ms Heidi Sjolander, the boy’s paternal grandmother, claims her grandson, Beau Villwock, was lethargic after a visit with his mother and had to be taken to hospital later that same evening. She stated that: "I think she's disturbed."
"She needs to be locked up. She needs to stay behind bars."
"It has been a nightmare and the fact that the baby didn't die is an absolute miracle, but he was born a fighter and he's here for a reason. I'm grateful we have him."
Ms Claudia Burton, a Marion County Circuit Court Judge explained that the young mother had already been accused of neglect and abuse in the past: "Over the course of this proceeding, the court gradually became more and more concerned about Beau's safety when with mother."
Furthermore, the young toddler obtained a serious injury under his mother's care over the summer.
"Three doctors confirmed that both the most recent injury and the June injury were in fact second-degree burns. Based on the evidence, this court found that Beau had suffered at least two second-degree burns while in mother's care."
Ms Sjolander explained to the press that the young boy is currently in custody of his father and will spend a large amount of time with his grandparents.