NC woman charged with tampering with infant daughter’s IV

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Ladonna Kaye Parlier (Mecklenburg County Jail)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Conover woman was arrested after police said she pulled out a syringe from her 5-month-old daughter’s IV line Wednesday at a Charlotte hospital.

WSOC reported that Ladonna Kaye Parlier, 26, was charged with five counts each of child abuse and child neglect.

Authorities said video surveillance caught her removing a syringe from her daughter IV line, then injecting an “unknown substance” back into the IV. Police are reportedly testing the IV line and the bag.

The baby has been at Levine Children’s Hospital for months and has had blood transfusions and had a cleft palate, said the girl’s uncle, Timothy Justice, according to WSOC.

The child reportedly is in stable condition, weighing less than life pounds and continuing to struggle.

Detectives said they are reviewing Parlier’s patient history. Parlier remains in Mecklenburg County Jail under a $137,500 bond.