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Toddler’s Overdose Felony Murder (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms mother’s jury trial conviction for second degree felony murder in death of her three-year old son who drank illegally purchased methadone mother left unattended in his cough medicine cup; the evidence establishes the toddler’s death was within the res gestae of her felonious possession. Mother, under a protective order prohibiting illegal ...