This is SO sad! The case involving the TV reporting couple who were arrested after cocaine was found in their 4-month-old’s system keeps getting worse. Not only did Krystin Lisaius reportedly nurse her baby just hours after snorting cocaine, but the child apparently almost DIED as a result!
We are so devastated by this! Krystin Sorich Lisaius, 26, and her husband, Som Lisaius, 42, have been accused of child abuse after their baby tested positive for cocaine that was given to her through breastmilk. And as a result, their newborn daughter reportedly had to be rushed to a hospital after her body went limp and her eyes rolled around in her head! The baby allegedly wouldn’t even wake back up at first — SO horrifying!
After breastfeeding her 4-month-old baby just hours after doing cocaine, Krystin and Som’s daughter was lethargic, unresponsive, and in a “rag doll” like state, according to police papers. The baby’s eyes were also rolling back into its head and it wouldn’t wake up, which is what Krystin told police and staff at Oro Valley Hospital on May 15, according to the New York Post.
Medical staff reportedly proceeded to tell the mother-of-one that her child’s symptoms could be life threatening and they needed to conduct a blood test asap. However, Krystin refused. She instead took the child from the hospital against medical advice and later brought her baby by ambulance to Banner Medical Center.
When she arrived with Som at the second hospital — sick child in hand — court papers say they STILL refused a blood test against the medical advice of hospital staff. Luckily though, the hospital was finally able to conduct a urinalysis on the child who ended up testing positive for cocaine. How truly horrendous!
The two former TV reporters were indicted on June 9 on three felony charges: possession of a dangerous drug, drug paraphernalia and child abuse. They plead not guilty and were released on their own recognizance on June 27.
And while at first Krystin denied using cocaine and said she didn’t know how the baby was exposed to it, she ended up admitting to police that she snorted cocaine with her husband on May 14 while hosting friends in their Oro Valley home, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
Krystin’s mother currently has custody of the child, but Krystin was granted 24/7 contact with it. Som however, was only granted 12 hours of contact a day, according to KAUZ. Meanwhile, Michael Piccarreta, the couple’s attorney, told the channel that any mention of prison time would be a “gross, gross injustice.”
It should be noted that the National Institute of Health says women who use cocaine periodically while breastfeeding should wait a minimum of 24 hours after doing the drug before breastfeeding to ensure the drug is entirely out of the system. But medical professionals say it takes between two and five days for cocaine to completely leave the system all together.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you shocked by this story? What do you think should happen to Krystin and Som?