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Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

Posted: 4:28 PM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-16 17:28:11-04

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania mother killed her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk.
    
Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the April 2 death of her baby.
    
The Bucks County District Attorney’s office says an autopsy found the baby died from a combination of methadone, amphetamine, and methamphetamine.
    
According to an affidavit, the 30-year-old told police she’d been too tired to make the baby a bottle when he awoke crying and instead breastfed him.
    
A few hours later, the baby was pale and had bloody mucous coming from his nose. He died at a hospital.
    
Jones told police that she had been prescribed methadone because of a painkiller addiction.
    
A message seeking comment from her lawyer wasn’t immediately returned Monday.

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7/16/2018 9:24:56 AM (GMT -5:00)