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Morphine-Addicted Mom Convicted for Overdose Death of Breastfeeding Infant

In the first prosecution of a mother for killing her child through a substance transmitted in breast milk, a South Carolina judge has sentenced a 39-year-old former nurse to the minimum 20 years in prison for feeding her child a lethal dose of morphine. So reports the Associated Press.

Medical records show the homicide-by-child-abuse convict hid her pregnancy from physicians. She still faces 38 counts of obtaining prescription drugs through fraud.

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