Rebecca Hill regularly gave her 12-year-old daughter heroin and pot

Categories: Crime, Drugs
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Prosecutors say Hill and her daughter would steal clothes, sell them, and then buy heroin.
There's still a couple months left in 2012, but it'll be tough to defeat Rebecca Hill for Bad Mom of the Year.

ANOTHER BAD MOM 2012 ENTRANT: Mother of four allegedly left children in sweltering car while she tried on swimsuits

Hill, 37, was arrested along with her 12-year-old daughter at the Macy's in the Mall of America on October 12 after they were busted shoplifting. Hill's daughter began staying with her father, and she told him the next day that she'd been regularly smoking heroin with her mother. The girl was experiencing withdrawal and was taken to the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.

When initially detained by police, Hill gave police a false name and said she lived in California. But with the aid of a fingerprint database, law enforcement was able to discover her true identity. Hill later admitted to police she and her daughter were homeless and sleeping most nights in a car Hill had stolen from a relative after borrowing it.

From KARE:
Investigators were able to make contact with the girl's father, who told them that Hill had been smoking heroin and marijuana with the 12-year-old for several weeks, and driving around with her in a car stolen from a relative. The child told her father that she was suffering from withdrawal so he took her to a hospital, where she tested positive for both heroin and marijuana.

The child was sick and depressed, and reported cutting herself on her wrists and thighs.

When questioned, Hill admitted to buying heroin for herself and her daughter and going on binges, smoking it 3 or more times a day for a period of several weeks. She told investigators she kept providing the drugs so her daughter wouldn't go through withdrawal.
The Star Tribune provides some details about the lifestyle Hill and her daughter were living during the weeks before the Macy's incident:
The father told police Hill borrowed the car from her aunt and never returned it, the charges said. Police searched the car at the Mall of America parking lot, where they found "a large amount" of brand new clothing, a marijuana pipe, aluminum foil with visual burn marks, the odor of heroin and other drug paraphernalia. After noticing the car's license plate did not match the vehicle, they found the matching plates in the trunk.

Charges say Hill admitted knowing her aunt had reported the vehicle stolen to police so she switched license plates. She added that she knew "a lady" who bought stolen clothes, and her plan was to steal and sell clothing. She said she usually brought her daughter along with her when she shoplifted.

She admitted to being a heroin user, and that she bought the drug for her daughter regularly after a "neighbor friend" first provided it to the girl. Hill told investigators she used the drug with her daughter three times daily for the past several weeks.
Since being liberated from her mother, Hill's daughter has made progress in therapy and school, the Strib reports.

Hill, meanwhile, will remain behind bars unless she can post $50,000 for conditional bail that would require her to remain away from her daughter and drug-free (unconditional bail is set at $75,000). She faces felony child endangerment and sale of a controlled substance charges that could keep her in prison for 25 years. Her next court appearance is scheduled for November 19.


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15 comments
aaronmoss2000
aaronmoss2000

I was married to Becky back in the early nineties.. then she abandoned me. and yes substance abuse was a major factor... I believe she will only change if she wants too. and that was almost twenty years ago except her drug of choice was crystal meth. some people never change though. ive seen my own family members succumb to various illness resulting from poor health brought on by drug use. well I hope her daughter is doing well with her father.

Declan Ring
Declan Ring

Those who judge will be judged. Be aware!

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Sounds like the war on drugs is working. Here is to 10 more years of trillions wasted for an epidemic caused within our borders....not only outside. 

 

Legalize marijuana, and order mandatory counseling for people convicted of non violent drug crimes. You really think sending someone to prison and killing any chance of a legit job is doing anything. You can get drugs in prison. There is a reason areas like Europe drink moderately while often Americans drink to excess. Its the simple fact that we allow stress to overcome our lives and have decided possessions and work mean more to us than family and friends. 

Lindsey Richardson
Lindsey Richardson

I wonder if they father is any better, if he was allowing his daughter to be apart of this.

Monsieure Pomplemousse
Monsieure Pomplemousse

Drug addiction and decision making. I hope she can get some help with recovery while she's in jail.

Cara Klosowsky Towers
Cara Klosowsky Towers

Just Awful!! Some people just shouldnt be allowed to raise anything! Hope she gets some jail time for this! Just sick!

Cynbin
Cynbin

and where was Dad for all this? Sounds like he knew the lifestyle they were living and didn't intervene until now? So fucked up on so many levels. That poor Girl...

Keeko
Keeko

So fucked up.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @k2yeb WTF? How is legalizing drugs going to prevent this loser from sharing with her 12 yr old?

amborial
amborial

@Cynbin I actually knew her. Actually got high with her. I have been sober for a year. As far as I know, her father wanted nothing to do w her daughter. But he said in another article all he got was lies. Who knows, I probably was too. I have been crying all morning mourning her childhood.

_Joe_
_Joe_

 @Cynbin Wait a minute..  After reading all of that, all you can do is complain about the dad like this is HIS fault?

Cynbin
Cynbin

 @_Joe_ well Joe, it's pretty obvious that the Mom is fucked up, no need to comment further. My point was now she is w/ Dad and if he didn't intervene before now he is just as guilty and the poor girl is just as screwed. 

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