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Girl Dies After Doing Meth . . . With Her Mom

By Meredith Carroll |


Hey, parents: Hugs, not drugs, remember?

The latest chapter in my book, Just Because Mostly Everyone Can Be a Parent Doesn’t Mean Everyone Should Be a Parent, is ready for release. The subject? Doris Sherrane Rigsby, 34, of Waukomis, Oklahoma.

She’s the mother of the year who did some meth with her 15-year-old daughter, Linda, at a family gathering. Linda subsequently died of an overdose.

To make matters worse (yes, there is something worse than Linda dying), she lay in the back seat of a car for several hours — unconscious but still alive — before Doris went for help. By the time she did, it was too late.

Also a meth participant at the family reunion was Linda’s older brother and Doris’ boyfriend.

Doris has been convicted of “encouraging a minor to commit a drug crime” and will serve a 10-year prison sentence as well as a 10-year suspended sentence. She got off kind of easy, considering she was initially charged with first-degree murder. Her beau pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled and dangerous drug and will serve 15 years.

Hopefully by the time Doris comes out of prison her lady parts will be shriveled up to the extent that she is unable to bear more children.

It’s back…unfortunately: May 2011′s Top Parenting Scandals!

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Girl Dies After Doing Meth . . . With Her Mom

  1. Rosana says:

    Maybe Doris just thinks that all teenagers do drugs, so, why not her her daughter? Plus, if her daughter is going to do drugs, Doris felt it was better if she did it at home, under her supervision, right?

  2. bob says:

    Meth heads do the darnedest things.

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