Karen Christine Downs faces sentencing because 14-year-old girls can’t hold their liquor


Christine Downs: Mom of the Year

​Let’s see, what games do 14-year-old girls play at birthday parties? Ouija board? Too occult. Twister? Too grope-y.

I know, thought 44-year-old Karen Christine Downs. We’ll play Who Can Chug This Glass of Vodka the Fastest for Ten Dollars!

That brilliant plan, dreamed up in February 2009 at her daughter’s birthday party, caused two teenage girls to be hospitalized and will likely cost Downs shock jail time and up to five years’ probation, according to Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd.

Downs pleaded guilty to felony child endangerment yesterday.

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