Being featured on Nancy Grace’s Headline News Network festival of crazy is hazardous to your health. Another distraught mom has responded to Grace’s insults by taking her own life.
Scorned Cottage Grove mom sets self ablaze
Called “vodka mom” on national TV after suffocating her infant son while drunk, the Cottage Grove woman died of her injuries
A 29-year-old Cottage Grove woman set herself afire and died just weeks after being ridiculed as “vodka mom” on national television for drunkenly rolling onto and asphyxiating her three-week-old son in November.
Toni Medrano died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, said Don Gorrie, a spokesman for the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office. The cause and manner of death are under investigation, Gorrie said.
Medrano doused herself in a flammable liquid on July 2 and lit her body on fire in her mother’s backyard in St. Paul Park at 4:01 a.m., said Police Chief Michael Monahan. Medrano was “despondent and suicidal over personal issues,” he said.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Expect the Medrano family to sue. They might succeed.
H/T Dan Riehl