Mother Found Guilty Of Killing Baby With Fentanyl in Sippy Cup

A Pennsylvania mother who gave her baby fentanyl in a sippy cup so she could return to smoking pot was found guilty in the child’s death.

Jhenea Pratt, 23, showed no emotion when she was convicted Tuesday in Allegheny County Court of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of her 17-month-old daughter, news station KOCO reported.

The jury acquitted her of homicide charges in the April 5, 2018, death of Charlette Napper-Talley, who was poisoned by a fentanyl cocktail at their East Hills apartment.

Prosecutors said that Pratt fed her baby the drink because she wanted to “sit back, relax and smoke marijuana.” Police who responded to the home in April 2018 discovered a red liquid inside a pink sippy cup that contained enough fentanyl to “kill two horses.”

Source: Prosecutor: Mom of baby killed by fentanyl in sippy cup wanted to ‘relax and smoke marijuana’

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