MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania mother killed her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk.READ MORE: Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie To Plead Not Guilty To Perjury Charge
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.READ MORE: Coast Guard Offloads More Than Two Tons Of Seized Cocaine In Miami Beach
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.MORE NEWS: Jaime's Law, Named After Parkland Shooting Victim, Reintroduced In Congress To Require Ammunition Background Checks
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