A TWO-month-old boy in Fayette County, Georgia was fatally poisoned by a dangerous drug in his mother's breast milk, investigators said yesterday.
Kaisha Poulson, 25, was charged with murder in the death of her son, Jack, after an autopsy revealed the infant died last March from methamphetamine poisoning, reported myFOXatlanta.com.
The mother was breastfeeding the child and passed the methamphetamine to the child resulting in the death of the child, said Scott Israel of the Fayetteville Police Department.
Police were called to Poulson's house on Bates Avenue in Fayetteville on March 7.
It was a 911 call. The mother woke up and the baby was dead in the house and she went frantically knocking on neighbors' doors to get someone to call 911, he said.
Poulson's baby was taken to the state medical examiners office.
She was arrested in June on charges of possessing gamma-hydroxybutyric acid and morphine.
Investigators had been waiting on the toxicology report from the state crime lab to determine if the mother's drug use contributed to her infant's death.
Poulson wept through her court appearance in Fayette County yesterday afternoon as the judge ordered the mother to be held in jail without bond.
Poulson is also charged with showing a 14-year-old relative how to use the drug oxycodone.
July 29, 2010
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