‘Stoned’ mother whose toddlers died in pool while she slept is arrested for abuse
Christians think motherhood makes women more godly, loving, responsible, and mature. Sure it does.
Here’s yet another example of how motherhood instantly makes a woman a saint:
- Tassie Behrens, 26, faces charges of felony child abuse, being under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana
Her two toddlers were found floating face down in a pool as she slept
She drove the children to a nearby fire station instead of calling 911
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 10:38 EST, 20 September 2013 | UPDATED: 13:01 EST, 20 September 2013
The mother of two toddlers who drowned in a friend’s pool while she slept inside was arrested yesterday after a four-month investigation in La Mesa, San Diego.
Tassie Behrens, 26, faces charges of felony child abuse, being under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana for sale, and is expected to be booked into Las Colinas jail, UT San Diego reported.
The children, two-year-old Jason Bradford and his 16-month-old sister, Harley, were found floating in the pool of a La Mesa rental home on May 13.
Behrens told investigators her son Jason woke her up that morning at 8am to ask for his sister Harley, but she allegedly went back to sleep.
The mother then found both children floating face down at 9:45am and Harley was pronounced dead just before 10.30am.
…Behrens later told detectives that the reason she did not call 911 but rather chose to drive her dying children to a fire station is because she did not want to get her friend in trouble for failing to install a fence around the pool, according to Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.
Sherrif’s deputies later around 60 marijuana plants growing at the home and a resident Larry Dangelo, 44, was arrested on drug charges and suspicion of running the marijuana-growing operation out of the basement at the house.
The 26-year-old mother initially lied to officials by saying that the children were found in a pool in a Spring Valley mobile home park, but later admitted that they were discovered at the Le Mesa home.
At least 60 marijuana plants and drug-making equipment were seized by members of the regional Narcotics Task Force.
Court records obtained by the paper show Dangelo has a criminal record dating back to 2000, which included 18 charges ranging from forgery of documents to burglary.
He pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree burglary and was sentenced to three years’ probation after spending a years in jail.