Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, May 1, 2006

Breastfeeding Mother Smothers Infant

"A woman accused of smothering her infant after she drunkenly fell asleep atop the 4-month-old while breastfeeding pleaded no contest Thursday to child neglect resulting in death.Lorinda Hawkins, 28, had been scheduled for trial next week. She could face up to 21 years in prison when sentenced July 11. Prosecutor John Jorgensen said he would recommend that she receive at least some prison time. "We just believe she should be held accountable for the neglect," he said." Link to Article (last visited 4-30-06 NVS)

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