Meth Death Mistrial: Now What?
Posted by Childress on June 24, 2006
The jury in the Amy Leanne Prien case deadlocked 6-6 on whether the meth-addicted mom murdered her toddler with meth-laced breastmilk.
Courtesy of AP, here's the story from Riverside CA:
Prosecutors will decide whether to retry a woman accused of killing her baby by nursing with methamphetamine-laced breast milk after a jury deadlocked on murder charges and a judge declared a mistrial.The jury stalemated 6-6 Thursday in the murder case against Amy Leanne Prien, said Ingrid Wyatt, spokeswoman for the Riverside County district attorney's office.
"It was a very difficult case with complicated issues involved," Wyatt said.
Prien, who is currently serving a 10-year sentence for felony child endangerment, would have faced 15 years to life if she had been convicted. The jury got the case June 15 after a 2 1/2-month trial.
The story reports that prosecuters are leaning towards a retrial, even as Prien's attorneys have filed a $10 million civil suit against the prosecutors.