Breast milk murder charge tossed
Deputy District Attorney Ben McLaughlin had hoped the charge and prosecution would give a “meth-addicted mother pause before she breast-feeds.”
But Judge Bruce Watson found that “no evidence was presented at the case’s preliminary hearing to establish that [Maggie Jean] Wortman knew she was endangering her infant son’s life when she breastfed him after allegedly smoking methamphetamine,” according to the Times-Standard.
Wortman’s 6-week old son died of “methamphetamine toxicity.”
McLaughlin told the T-S he may decide re-file the murder charge.