A California mother whose 6-week-old son died after ingesting methamphetamine-tainted
breast milk has been sentenced to six years in prison.
When Maggie Wortman was first questioned, she denied that her drug use
caused her son's death, suggesting instead that someone else had killed
her baby by staging a suffocation scene at the foot of the bed where she
was sleeping. However, an autopsy on the infant found that the baby died
of methamphetamine toxicity. Wortman pled guilty in February to voluntary
manslaughter as part of a deal with prosecutors, who were planning to
pursue a murder charge.
Wortman's attorney argued during sentencing that his client should
be placed in a drug treatment program rather than go to prison. However,
Judge Bruce Watson referred to a probation report that said Wortman has
not fully taken responsibility for her son's death and sentenced her
to six years in prison.
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