Woman Indicted For Murder in Newborn's Cocaine Death
Woman is indicted on murder charges, for the death of her newborn baby. He died three hours after she gave birth to him, as a result of her cocaine use while pregnant.
A Mississippi woman in indicted in the death of her newborn, which was caused by her cocaine use while pregnant. According to SunHerald.com, the 33-year-old woman was originally charged with manslaughter, but the grand jury indicted her on a murder charge. She gave birth to her infant son in February, and he died three hours later.
The autopsy results listed the cause of deaths respiratory impairment due to the mother's drug use. The infant had an "excessive amount of cocaine" in his system. At the time of the child's death, his mother was out on bond for a felony charge of possession of heroin. She remains in jail and could end up with a life sentence.
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