Police arrested a mother, Felicia Farruggia, in New Hampshire about 6 months after the woman had given birth in her home to a baby… and had her friend inject her with methamphetamine during the birth, as a method of pain killer.
Farruggia pled guilty to reckless misconduct. Her child is now a ward of the state.
The woman tried to make a plea deal with the judge, telling the judge that the drugs made her stray off her path, but she is committed to recovery.
The Daily Mail reports:
‘Addiction is a horrible disease, one that I will spend the rest of my life fighting,’ she said, calling the chain of events that led to the sordid circumstances surrounding the birth of her son ‘sad and horrific,’ reported the station WMUR.
Farruggia went into labor on the bathroom floor at her home in Concord on September 15, 2016, but refused to let anyone call 911 until her friend, Rhianna Frenette, gave her illegal drugs.
Frenette eventually gave in and allegedly used an unsanitary syringe to inject meth into the expectant mother.
Firefighters arrived shortly after and carried Farruggia to an ambulance. She gave birth to the baby boy while in the ambulance, with the child being born lethargic and still encased in the amniotic sac, according to Concord Monitor.
Her actions almost caused the death of the child. Both mother and son had to spend several days in the hospital recovering from the birth.
She was given a year in prison, with 72 days already served. She is eligible for early release if she completes a drug treatment program.