COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A central Ohio grand jury has charged a mother with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering after her 14-month-old daughter died from ingesting heroin.
Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced Monday that the grand jury indicted 31-year-old Erica Maria Barley in the death of daughter Annabella Sagstetter.
O’Brien said the toddler died May 27 when her mother took her to a “drug house” in Columbus and the child somehow ingested heroin laced with fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.
If convicted, Barley faces up to 11 years in prison. There was no attorney information for her on Monday.
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