A young mom in Rifle, Colorado, whose five-year-old daughter died after consuming bong water that was infused with crystal meth, has pleaded guilty to murder, The U.S. Sun reports.
The 27-year-old mom, Stephanie Alvarado, could get slapped with up to a 48-year prison term for allowing her daughter, Sophia Larson, to drink the meth-poisoned bong water a year ago.
The mom had been indulging in meth via bong hits with two of her cousins the night of December 10, 2019, when they should have been taking care of her young daughter.
Poor little Sophia got up in the middle of the night looking for a drink of water. She fatefully — and fatally — drank the bong water left behind by her drug-addled mother.
She immediately spat the water out and said “yucky”, but before long began experiencing hallucinations.
MOM FROM HELL: Mom admits murdering daughter, 5, who died from horror meth poisoning after drinking from her bong
Did the mom and her cousins call for medical help after her daughter drank the meth-infused bong water?
No, they went the Christian Science route, praying and reading from the Bible.
The meth-using mom reportedly worried that she would lose her shared custody deal with her daughter’s father if she dialed 911 to report the disastrous bong water mishap.
True Crime Daily reports that Sophia perished the following day.
Prosecutors say Alvarado waited hours to take her daughter to the emergency room, even though she saw her 5-year old hallucinating after drinking from a bottle she didn’t know was laced with methamphetamine.
Colorado mom pleads guilty to murder in 5-year-old daughter’s meth overdose
The disgraced mom will be sentenced on January 29 for her grave mistake in allowing her innocent daughter to fatally imbibe the meth-tainted bong water.
The coroner found that little Sophia had “very, very high” levels of meth in her system after the murderous mom’s daughter died from drinking the bond water.
When the cops sweeped the murder scene, they found small plastic bags filed with white power, as well as pipes and bongs strewn all over the apartment.
There was also evidence that the drug-happy relatives, all of whom, according to Fox Denver 31, have been charged with homicide, had been sniffing drugs: a dollar bill caked with drug residue.
Alvarado’s cousins Daniel Alvarado and Bertha Ceballos-Roma were charged with the girl’s death as well.
Colorado mother pleads guilty in 5-year-old daughter’s meth overdose death
“I don’t know how to explain the amount that I miss her, you know. It’s not something that I really have the words for,” said Sophia’s grieving father, Alec Larson, 24, in the wake of her daughter’s death from the meth-infused bong water while she was in the care of her high-as-a-kite mother.
The father attended the hearing where his ex-girlfriend copped to slaying their child.
As for Alvarado, she appeared remotely from the Garfield County Jail.
“She killed my daughter. I don’t see it any other way,” Larson said, according to Metro.
‘Never, never. If it’s up to me, I will never speak to her again.’ Alvarado herself was spotted by KDVR at her daughter’s grave in January. The killer mom told reporters she planned to go into rehab to honor her daughter’s memory. Ceballos-Romo and Daniel Alvarado have yet to be tried for Sophia’s death.
Mom who sat and watched girl, 5, suffer terrifying crystal meth high instead of seeking help admits child’s murder