AFRICANGLOBE – A Pennsylvania woman accused of feeding her 11-week-old son breast milk that contained drugs, killing him, will not go to prison under a plea deal.
According to the Bucks County Courier Times, Samantha Jones, 31, was sentenced Wednesday to three years’ probation after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the boy’s April 2018 death.
Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. also ordered Jones, of New Britain Township, to serve 100 hours of community service.
Authorities said the baby died April 2 after ingesting methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine in his mother’s breast milk.
Jones reportedly told police that she had been too exhausted to make her son a bottle that morning, so she breastfed him.
At the time, Jones said a doctor had prescribed her methadone to treat a painkiller addiction. She also had been taking illegal drugs.
“I never wanted this to happen,” Jones said in court last week, the Courier Times reported. “I loved my little boy more than anything. I have to live with this every day.”
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