Meth Breast Milk Death

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Posted: Feb 7, 2012 7:27 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Feb 7, 2012 7:27 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: methamphetamine toxicity, Eureka, California, Maggie Wortman, baby, death, murder, voluntary manslaughter

A woman in California accused of killing her baby with breast milk laced with meth she ingested pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Maggie Wortman made a plea deal with prosecutors in Eureka who wanted to charge her with murder. An autopsy found 6-week-old Michael Acosta III died of methamphetamine toxicity in 2010. A judge threw out the murder charge saying there was insufficient evidence to support prosecutor's claims Wortman should have known the dangers of breastfeeding after smoking the meth. She faces anywhere from probation to 12 years in prison and will be sentenced next month.

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