Breast Milk Meth Death Trial Drags On
Posted by Childress on August 12, 2006
The legal wranglings in the Amy Leanne Prien murder trial in Riverside, CA drag on and on. Prien has been convicted of second degree murder and four counts of child endangerment in the death of her 3-month-old son Jacob W. Smith, by feeding him breast milk after she had gotten high on methamphetimine.
Now a defense motion to dismiss the murder charge has been heard by the Superior Court, which sent the motion to the trial judge, asking for a ruling.
So far, Prien’s been convicted, overturned, re-tried, had a hung jury and may be tried a third time for murder. Attorneys are even arguing over who should sentence her on the child endangerement convictions that still stand.
Poor little Jacob must not be lost in all these legal arguments. He died terribly and far too young. Please remember him. And if you’re a meth user and a young mother, please, please, please remember this story and protect your child!