Woman arrested in death of infant, en...

Woman arrested in death of infant, endangerment of second child

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Fish On

United States

#1 Jan 22, 2011
Woman arrested in death of infant, endangerment of second child

The Times-Standard
Posted: 01/22/2011 01:10:18 AM PST

Humboldt County Sheriff's detectives on Friday arrested a Loleta woman after a two-month investigation determined her 6-week-old son died as a result of methamphetamine toxicity and her 19-month-old daughter also had methamphetamine in her system.
According to the Sheriff's Office, detectives arrested 26-year-old Maggie Jean Wortman of Loleta at 1 p.m. Friday for involuntary manslaughter and felony child endangerment at the Humboldt County jail, where she was in custody on an unrelated charge.
The arrest was made after an approximately two-month investigation into the death of Wortman's 6-week-old son, which involved the Sheriff's Office and the Humboldt County Coroner's Office.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Wortman's son was not breathing on Nov. 21, and was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Based on a subsequent autopsy and toxicology tests, that the infant's death was caused by methamphetamine toxicity, a pathologist determined.
Child Welfare Services also took Wortman's 19-month-old daughter into protective custody. A toxicology screen revealed methamphetamine in the daughter's system as well.
GO WARRIORS

Crescent City, CA

#2 Jan 23, 2011
give the kid back! its just meth.
Kyle G

United States

#3 Jan 24, 2011
Must be related to David Short (another tweeker) who likes to give some to little children in Hoopa and so he can molest them.
GO WARRIORS

Crescent City, CA

#4 Jan 24, 2011
Kyle G wrote:
Must be related to David Short (another tweeker) who likes to give some to little children in Hoopa and so he can molest them.
not me
abba dabba

Eureka, CA

#5 Jan 24, 2011
The hell with people like these. Both male/female should be "fixed" for good so neither can ever make kids again.

Stupid laws are worthless and always after the fact when often they know what's going on prior but have to wait, investigate and then it's to late.
Fulton

United States

#6 Jan 24, 2011
Pathetic.

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