Arizona Mom Accused of Felony Child Abuse
(Phoenix, Arizona) A local mom, Shelby Henrickson, has been accused of felony child abuse and felony endangerment for giving her baby and two toddlers an over-the-counter sleep aid meant for adults.
According to police, Shelby Henrickson's 10-month-old boy was rushed to Phoenix Children's Hospital and into intensive care on Nov. 4 after she gave him ZzzQuil.Details on booking are not available.
The main ingredient in ZzzQuil is diphenhydramine. The product packaging clearly states that ZzzQuil is just a sleep aid and should not be given to children younger than 12.
According to court paperwork, Henrickson said she also gave ZzzQuil to her 2- and 3-year-old children and she gave "inconsistent accounts of how much each child was given."