Mother Admits She Was Drunk the Night Baby Lisa Irwin Disappeared
Deborah Bradley, mother of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin, has made a shocking confession: she says she was drunk the night her daughter disappeared. INSIDE EDITION reports.
It's the shocking confession from the mother of missing baby Lisa: she was drunk the night her daughter disappeared.
Deborah Bradley made her admission on the Today show.
"Were you drinking that night?" asked Today's Peter Alexander.
"Yes," said Deborah Bradley.
"How much?" asked Alexander.
"Enough to be drunk," said Bradley.
"So you were drunk?"
"Mm-hmm," she said.
The revelation comes after the release of surveillance video showing Bradley buying wine as she shopped with a man later identified as her brother the afternoon little Lisa disappeared.
Bradley told Fox News's Megyn Kelly that she was drinking wine with a neighbor.
Megyn Kelly: "How much did you consume that day?"
Deborah Bradley: "I had several glasses of wine."
Kelly: "When you say several, more than three?"
Bradley: "Yeah, but that has nothing to do with her."
Kelly: "More than five?"
Kelly: "More than ten?"
Kelly: "Was it just wine or was there other alcohol?"
Bradley: "Yeah, just wine, just wine."
Kelly: "Were you drunk?"
Kelly: "Do you have a drinking problem?"
A dogged Kelly didn't let up.
"Is it possible you had a blackout?" she asked.
"It's a possibility, I mean, just like anybody else when you drink you don't remember the things that happen and stuff like that, but yeah, it's a possibility," said Bradley.
Criminal profiler Pat Brown says the admission, coming two weeks after the baby's disappearance, is troubling.
Brown said, "The fact that Deborah Bradley is now admitting she was drunk, when before she'd never mentioned that, essentially causes us to distrust her. It shows that she's not a truth teller and maybe there's more to this story than she's even admitting now."
Bradley still insists that she could not have done anything to harm the 11-month-old, even if she was drunk.
And the baby's father, Jeremy Irwin, says he's standing by her.
"Do you in any way question that she's not telling you or police everything she knows?" Peter Alexander asked him.
"No," he said.
Bradley is also changing another key part of her story. She now says that she last saw little Lisa in her crib at about 6:30 p.m. that fateful night, not 10:30 p.m. as she'd previously claimed.
"What do you make of the changing stories?" asked INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd.
"When I see a parent who claims abduction change their story, this is very concerning to me, because [in] a true abduction, a parent will have only one truth, they'll stick with it because they want to know what happened, they want everybody looking for that baby," Brown said.
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