LONG BEACH – A 31-year-old woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday for the death of her 11-month-old daughter officials said.
On April 24, 2013, Charissa Ranee Bailey was prescribed a week’s supply of methadone, a drug most commonly used to ease the withdrawal symptoms of withdrawal for those addicted to narcotics. When she received it, she was told to keep the drug in a locked cabinet away from children.
The following day, her daughter was dead as a result of a methadone overdose. According to court testimony, Bailey gave the methadone to her daughter to soothe her.
On Monday, October 24, 2016, Bailey pleaded no contest to one felony count of willful cruelty to a child likely to produce great bodily injury. Bailey also pleaded guilty to the special allegation that she personally inflicted great bodily injury on a child under the age of five.
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