Woman found guilty after baby dies from drinking fentanyl-covered sippy cup

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Woman Found Guilty After Baby Died From Drinking Fentanyl-Covered Sippy Cup

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Jurors in Pittsburgh reached a verdict Tuesday in the trial of Jhenia Pratt, 23, who was charged with homicide after an 18-month-old baby died from ingesting fentanyl.

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Pratt was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and endangering the welfare of children. She was found not guilty on charges of first and third-degree murder.

The charges stem from an April 2018 incident in which police responded to an East Hills apartment for a report of a baby who was not breathing.

The baby, Charlette Napper-Talley, later died at Children's Hospital.

Lab results showed she had ingested a designer form of fentanyl after drinking from a sippy cup filled with the drug.

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