Deborah Bradley, mother of missing Kansas City infant Lisa Irwin, said she had been drinking wine on the night her daughter disappeared.
Appearing on NBC’s Today show on Monday, Bradley admitted that she had imbibed “enough [alcohol] to be drunk” before Irwin was found missing. Bradley had been spotted on a supermarket surveillance video buying a box of wine earlier the same day.
When asked if she thought perhaps she might have done something to harm Baby Lisa in her drunken state, Bradley said, “If I thought there was a chance, I’d say it. I don’t think that alcohol changes a person enough to do something like that.”
Bradley also admitted that she had put Lisa down at 6:40 p.m., not at 10:30 p.m. as had been previously believed.
NBC legal correspondent Jeanine Pirro said that this new information doesn’t look good for Bradley.
“Now she comes out with, ‘The last time I saw my baby was at 6:40 and by the way, I was drunk,’” Pirro said. “This isn’t the kind of thing that you want to bring out after the fact when time is essential here.”
Bradley reiterated previous statements that she felt her arrest was imminent based on police questioning, and that if she is taken into custody, “people are going to stop looking” for Lisa.
Bradley said, “The last thing I want to have to worry about is something like that. I shouldn’t have to put any energy, any time or effort into anything but finding her.”
Lisa Irwin was found missing early in the morning of October 4, when her father checked on her when he came home from work. A window in Lisa’s room was discovered open with the screen removed.
A $100,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to Lisa’s return.
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