Woman Pleads Guilty in Son's Methadone Death
NEOSHO - A southwest Missouri woman has pleaded guilty in the methadone overdose death of her 22-month-old son.
Thirty-four-year-old Granby resident Elizabeth Farnam was initially charged with second-degree murder in the June 2012 death of Logan Crow. The Newton County prosecutor told KOLR-TV that Farnam pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree involuntary manslaughter.
A toxicology report showed the toddler died from an overdose of methadone, which is prescribed mainly to treat heroin addiction. Investigators said Farnam had obtained the drug illegally.
She told police at the time that she dropped a methadone pill while Logan was sitting on her lap during a church meeting. The toddler began sweating profusely on the drive home and was put down for an afternoon nap, but wasn't checked until the next morning.