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woman whose baby overdosed on methamphetamine contained in the mother's breast milk w

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Swiffer Jet, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Swiffer Jet

    Swiffer Jet Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 14, 2003 Messages: 2,669 Likes Received: 0
    During the three-week trial of Amy Leanne Prien, 31, witnesses testified about her unquenchable appetite for methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal stimulant. Witnesses also said Prien's home was a den for drug users and dealers.

    Her 3-month-old son, Jacob Wesley Smith, was found dead in the home January 19, 2002.

    The Riverside County coroner originally labeled the cause of death sudden infant death syndrome; however, a toxicology report later showed the boy had overdosed on methamphetamine.

    Defense lawyer Stephen Yagman said he would appeal, adding there was no evidence that the baby ingested the drug through the breast milk.

    District Attorney Grover Trask said his office decided to aggressively prosecute Prien as a deterrent to other drug users.

    Prien, who has three other children, was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder and four counts of child endangerment. She also was convicted of four counts of misdemeanor drug possession.

    She could get up to life in prison when sentenced next month.


  2. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4

    Because its so much better if the 3 month old ingested the meth in some other way.
  3. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    ^^ I was thinking the same exact thing.

    maybe he's suggesting the 3 month old kid took the meth of his own free will thus exonerating his client.