It is unbelievable to see a mother and a grandmother, being arrested for the death of a 9-month-old baby. Usually, both figures are associated with taking care of children. But this mother-grandmother duo is on a whole other level.
The incident took place in Baltimore, where the two women have been charged with the death of a baby who is said to have overdosed on heroin and fentanyl.
17-year-old mother, Alexus Lorraine Taylor, and 43-year-old Laurie Ann Taylor were arrested on Thursday. The charges include first-degree child abuse and manslaughter, which resulted in the death of Niyear Taylor on July 27th, as reported by the news outlets.
Baby overdosed on heroin and fentanyl:
Anne Arundel County police were called and told that the baby was unresponsive and had been wheezing the night before he fell asleep. Immediately the infant was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, as said by the police. After the autopsy, it was found that the baby’s blood had harmful components like heroin, fentanyl, and another substance. The tests confirmed that the baby had ingested the opioids.
The house was not at all a place for a 9-month-old:
The police searched the whole house and were shocked to see the condition of the house. It was not at all a place for a baby to stay. They found empty gel capsules covered in heroin and fentanyl residue in every room. One was even found in the baby’s diaper bag.
According to the reports, the eldest Taylor had taken her daughters and baby Niyear with her to buy heroin. Later she found that one of the capsules was missing and doubted that her grandson might have eaten it. She, along with her daughter, decided to wait and see what happened. To compensate for the missing gel capsule, Laurie Ann drove her 17-year-old daughter and Alexus Lorraine Taylor(the mother of the baby), to purchase more heroin.