Con­necti­cut mom ar­raigned in tod­dler son’s over­dose death

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Ver­non (AP) — A Con­necti­cut wo­man charged in con­nec­tion with her 3-year-old son's methadone over­dose death has been held on $500,000 bail.

Jes­sica York, of Stafford, was ar­raigned Wed­nes­day on charges of sec­ond-de­gree man­slaugh­ter, risk of in­jury to a mi­nor and reck­less en­dan­ger­ment in con­nec­tion with the death in April of her son, Leon Lapierre.

Pros­e­cu­tors said a high level of methadone was found in the tod­dler's blood and di­ges­tive tract and the drugs be­longed to York. They say York's home was filled with trash and hu­man waste with drugs in­clud­ing heroin within easy reach of chil­dren.

York's at­tor­ney said his client is “dev­as­tated.” He sought lower bail, say­ing York has no crim­i­nal record, has been try­ing to get into treat­ment and there is no al­le­ga­tion she in­ten­tion­ally gave the boy the methadone.

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