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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 12oz Elite Member

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

    Discussion started by Swiffer Jet - Sep 10, 2003

    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.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/09/09/baby.met...h.ap/index.html
     
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    GnomeToys - Replied Sep 10, 2003

    haha.

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

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    SteveAustin - Replied Sep 10, 2003

    ^^ 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.
     
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