Mother facing charges in daughter's fatal overdose

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, February 04 2015 Feb 4, 2015 Wednesday, February 04, 2015 8:31:46 AM CST February 04, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

DIXON (AP) - A central Missouri woman is facing charges after her daughter died of a fatal overdose on Christmas Eve.

KRCG-TV reports the Dixon woman was arrested Tuesday night and booked into the Maries County jail facing charges of second-degree murder and distribution of a controlled substance.

Deputies who were called to the family's home on Dec. 24 found a 16-year-old girl dead in her bed of an overdose.

Sheriff Chris Heitman says Missouri law makes giving someone drugs that subsequently kills them is grounds for a second-degree murder charge.Two other people in the house, including the suspect's son, were arrested on drug charges.

A 10-year-old girl in the home is in state protective custody.

 

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