- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A West Fargo woman has been charged with negligent homicide for last month’s death of her 4-day-old son.

Court documents show that Reanne Pederson snorted hydrocodone before breastfeeding the baby. Pederson told police she fell asleep and likely suffocated the boy.

The boy died on June 14, a day after he was brought to a Fargo hospital.

Pederson is also charged with ingesting a controlled substance. Documents show that Pederson smoked methamphetamine a few days before the child was born.

The court file does not list a lawyer for the defendant.


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