Connecticut authorities have charged a 35-year-old mother with second-degree manslaughter over the drug-related death of her 11-month-old son.
Rebecca Dixon was accused of the July homicide of her son who was pronounced dead by a doctor within 70 minutes after he stopped breathing.
In September, the state medical examiner ruled the infant’s cause of death as “acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl and morphine, with recent cocaine exposure.”
The boy’s blood tested positive for six different drugs including cocaine, morphine, fentanyl, and benzodiazepines that were all found in his mom’s blood.
Dixon admitted she and her husband were drug-addict and that she had blacked out after using heroin before finding her baby dead.
A search of her home revealed drug paraphernalia, heroin, and baggies suggesting evident drug-use.
Further investigation showed the baby was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, linked to his mother’s addiction during pregnancy.