Baby dead after drinking formula laced with heroin - woman jailed for eight years
Published 09/09/2016 | 12:57
A 29-year-old American woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison after her five-month-old child consumed baby formula laced with heroin.
Massachusetts woman, Ashley Cyr, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and reckless child endangerment on Thursday, a day after the baby's father, Ryan Barry, was sentenced to 12 years.
Baby Mya was found dead at their apartment in 2011 and a medical examiner later ruled that the cause of death was opioid poisoning.
Police at the scene found heroin and hypodermic needles in the bedroom the couple shared.
They also found a child's bottle containing opiods.