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Mother Leaves 20-Month-Old Son In A Car With Dead Body While She Went To Take Drugs — How Awful!

Fri, June 3, 2011 10:41am EDT by Add first Comment

Service station employees found the 33-year-old mom unconscious in their gas station restroom on Friday, May 27, after they discovered her son in her car with the body of her best friend.

Jessica Ockman of Metairie, Lousiana has been charged with child desertion and other drug-related charges after allegedly leaving her 20-month-old son alone in her car while she went to get high in the gas station’s bathroom. The lifeless body of her best friend, 22-year-old Shelby Fleming, was found in the car next to the toddler, but Ockman is not being charged in connection with her death. How terrible is this?

According to the Daily Mail, Jessica was found unconscious in the restroom by employees at 9am, lying next to a lighter and a spoon. Investigators also found a white plastic box containing marijuana that Ockman had tossed into a nearby garbage.

Ockman was booked at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Centre with child desertion, obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The toddler was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and neighbors say he is now living with relatives. The death of Ockman’s friend is still under investigation although authorities say it was not the result of a criminal act.

–Leigh Blickley