- Associated Press - Sunday, November 22, 2015

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) - A drug-using Missouri mother whose toddler died of an overdose after he nursed has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1NKqo6K ) reports that Lacey Kertz was charged in the death of her 22-month-old son Carson Swyres seven months after his October 2013 death in House Springs. Kertz told police she had taken Vicodin, morphine and Xanax pills and used methamphetamine in the hours before she nursed her son and had given him an herbal supplement to help him sleep. She also told police she might have given Carson a children’s Tylenol as well, but she couldn’t remember.

She pleaded guilty earlier this month in Jefferson County Circuit Court to involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment.

___

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide