Image credit: Wake County jail
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —
The turbulent home life of a North Carolina infant seen smoking pot on a viral video was evident Wednesday as a second person appeared in court on charges of giving her a marijuana blunt.
Allan Maldonado, 18, is charged with helping the 1-year-old girl smoke in videos that sparked outrage after they were seen by millions on social media last week.
He made a short appearance in a Raleigh courtroom on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and marijuana possession.
Maldonado, who asked for a public defender, told the judge he wanted to take a paternity test to prove that the child isn’t his.
“I asked for DNA, sir, because I know that’s not my child,” Maldonado said.
The judge responded that was a matter for a separate hearing.
The girl’s mother, 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton, was arrested