Tooele 2-year-old dies after mom gave him methadone, police say

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 12:56 p.m.

    After reading the article, it seems obvious the mother should be charged with negligent homicide rather than murder. She did a dumb thing in putting her methadone in a Gatorade bottle.

    But it seems rather obvious she didn't intend any harm to any of her children, as she apparently didn't intend for any of them to have any of her methadone. It apparently happened by accident. She undoubtedly is torn up over the death of her 2 year old baby. To charge her with murder only makes the situation worse.

    Should she be held responsible and accountable? By all means. But there's a huge difference between a premeditated murder of someone, and a negligent homicide by accident.

  • Chris from Rose Park Hartford, CT
    Feb. 3, 2014 4:28 p.m.

    Truly a sad case. Those poor kids. I hope the kids will be able to come to peace with what has happened. May God be with them.