An Arkansas mother was arrested for giving her 10-month-old son bourbon to stop him crying. She was charged with child endangerment and aggravated assault.

Lori Sheppard, 28, is said to have put bourbon in her son's bottle to stop him from crying as he suffered from painful gums last week.

The boy, Ronald, was rushed to the emergency room after he was found "limp and unresponsive," according to The Smoking Gun.

During an investigation, Sheppard insisted her baby "was fine before she placed him in his playpen" inside her family's trailer home in Mount Holly, and initially denied giving the baby alcohol. She ultimately confessed, however.

After several days of treatment, Ronald was discharged into the custody of child welfare workers.

Sheppard was booked on felony charges, with her bond set at $10,000.

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