The requested resource (/media/wgvu/header/pb/header.html) is not available
Last updated 9:03AM ET
March 5, 2021
Search NewsRoom
Search NewsRoom
go
Advanced Search
Tools
Tools
Local/State News
Local/State News
BREAST MILK DEATH
(2007-01-12)
(wgvu) - - A WOMAN ACCUSED OF CAUSING THE DEATH
OF HER INFANT DAUGHTER BY FEEDING HER BREAST MILK CONTAINING
COCAINE HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MANSLAUGHTER.
SARA SHELBY OF WEST BRANCH STOPPED SHORT OF ADMITTING YESTERDAY
THAT SHE KILLED HER FIVE-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER WITH BREAST MILK
CONTAMINATED BY THE DRUG. KARIE BOWMAN DIED AUGUST 21ST, 2005, AND
A MEDICAL EXAMINER RULED THE INFANT DIED OF COCAINE INTOXICATION.
SHELBY FACES UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON WHEN SENTENCED NEXT
MONTH.
SHE HAD BEEN ORIGINALLY BEEN CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY
MANSLAUGHTER, A 15-YEAR FELONY. BUT SHE AGREED TO A PLEA DEAL IN
WHICH SHE ALSO AGREED TO TERMINATE HER PARENTAL RIGHTS TO HER OTHER
CHILD, A FIVE-YEAR-OLD GIRL.
© Copyright 2021, wgvu