Andrienna McDaniel is one of those parents that prefers for her kids

Andrienna McDaniel is one of those parents that prefers for her kids to get drunk at her house, rather than around strangers. Unlike those other parents, however, the 41-year-old Spokane mom isn’t so big on supervising the under-age drinking going on under her roof. Our story begins on August 12, when a neighbor called 911 to report a group of drunk teenagers hanging out in McDaniel’s apartment.When police arrived they found a 14-year-old girl passed out on a bed, bleeding profusely from 10 stab wounds on her leg. After treatment at a local hospital, investigators discovered that the girl had the blood-alcohol content of an heiress on a bender: a 0.4, five times the legal limit and enough to kill a kid that young.When officers questioned McDaniel she at first denied supplying the kids with any alcohol. But she soon changed her story and admitted to buying a half-gallon jug of vodka for her 14-year-old son and his friends. And even though she bought her kid enough hooch to kill a horse, McDaniel also admitted to police that she was only in her apartment “some of the time.” “I felt better than them asking anyone to buy it and go who knows where to drink it and who knows what could have happened,” McDaniel told The Spokesman-Review, apparently without irony.Just like Mom, McDaniel’s son initially lied to police, telling them that the girl and her 13-year-old brother were already drunk when they came over. He also told police that, though he’d brought out a butterfly knife to impress the other kids, he hadn’t stabbed anyone. Nor had he raped the girl, as her brother claimed.But the officers, armed with contradictory statements, soon got the boy to admit that the girl was sober when she arrived. And days after the investigation began, a friend of McDaniel’s son who was in the apartment that night stupidly posted on MySpace that he’d tossed the knife in a local river because the cops had been looking for it.McDaniel’s son has thus far only admitted to kissing the girl that night, not raping her. Spokane police have yet to file charges in the case. We’ll let you know when they do.

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