Mom Charged For Breast Milk Death
PERRIS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2003

(AP) Authorities in California are accusing a woman of killing her son through her breast milk. Investigators say her infant son died when he ingested methamphetamine through her milk. The mother of three has been charged with second-degree murder. 

Legal experts say the prosecution of Amy Prien for the death of three-month-old Jacob Smith could lead to the first conviction of its kind in California. Prien faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted...

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Should this woman be charged with murder for killing her son with her methamphetamine-tainted breast milk?
Mom Charged For Breast Milk Death

PERRIS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2003

(AP) Authorities in California are accusing a woman of killing her son through her breast milk. Investigators say her infant son died when he ingested methamphetamine through her milk. The mother of three has been charged with second-degree murder.

Legal experts say the prosecution of Amy Prien for the death of three-month-old Jacob Smith could lead to the first conviction of its kind in California. Prien faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted...

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19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/27/03 - 6:50:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
It was very stupid of her to be taking the drug while breastfeeding, but I don't think a murder charge is apropriate.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/27/03 - 6:52:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree. Manslaughter should be appropriate.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/27/03 - 7:16:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
did she do it on purpose? i kinda need more info...
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/27/03 - 7:23:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
manslaughter is probably better, since it doesnt imply intent.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 1/27/03 - 7:35:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
agree with manslaughter
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/9/03 - 11:44:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
wow...wtf?
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/24/03 - 4:45:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/24/03 - 4:47:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
manslaughter
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 4/24/03 - 5:02:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
manslaughter plus a charge of criminal negligence and child abuse.... those are the best things to charge her for
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/1/03 - 9:15:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow that took a long time ... the verdict is in though:

Mother gets life in baby meth death

18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/1/03 - 9:26:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
1984



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