Melissa Robitille Who Put Vodka In Sons Feeding Tube, Found Guilty

Melissa Robitille Who Put Vodka In Sons Feeding Tube, Found Guilty

St. Johnsbury, Vt. – A Northeast Kingdom mother was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of her 13 year old son.

Melissa Robitille was accused of giving her disabled son vodka, nearly 3 years ago.

Her son Isaac dealt with severe mental and physical disabilities.

In August of 2014 prosecutors say Robitille and her then boyfriend, Walter Richters put vodka in the boys feeding tube. The boy was found dead the next morning.

Robitille’s trial began on Monday.  A court official told Local 22 & Local 44 that on Thursday the case went to the jury, who on Friday asked to hear back from doctors on how alcohol affects the human body.

Robitille still faces her sentencing and could face up to 15 years in jail.  Robitille is being held on $50,000

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