Mom avoids prison after baby dies from drug-laced breast milk

.


8 shares

A mother who prosecutors say killed her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk is not going to prison.

Under terms of a plea agreement, a judge has sentenced 31-year-old Samantha Jones to three years’ probation and 100 hours of community service.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s office says an autopsy found the baby died in April 2018 from a combination of methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine.

According to an affidavit, Jones told police she’d been too tired to make the baby a bottle when he awoke crying and instead breast fed him.

At around 3 a.m. the baby began crying and Jones allegedly told police she tried to breastfeed the child because she was too tired to go downstairs to get a bottle of formula. 

Her husband told police the baby was crying again around 6 a.m. and Jones asked him to prepare a bottle of formula. After he left for work she fed the baby and fell back asleep.

She woke up again around 7:30 a.m. to find the child in obvious distress. 

The child was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead about an hour later.

A few hours later, the baby was pale and died at a hospital.

Jones told police she had been prescribed methadone because of a painkiller addiction.


Like it? Share with your friends!

8 shares
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format