Three Charged in Overdose Death of Rhode Island Toddler

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Three folks face fees associated to the overdose demise of a two-year-old in Rhode Island final 12 months, police stated Friday.

Authorities responding to a report of an unresponsive youngster discovered the toddler in a house in Pawtucket Dec. 10. Authorities say the house had been used within the manufacturing and distribution of narcotics.

The kid’s demise was dominated a murder after the trigger was decided to be acute fentanyl intoxication.

These charged embody the kid’s mom, 26-year-old Jessaline Andrade of Cranston. She faces two counts of kid cruelty or neglect and a single cost of homicide within the second diploma. Andrade is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

Two males had been additionally charged with homicide within the second diploma and had been arraigned Friday. They’re 31-year-old Stephano Castro of Windfall and 33-year-old Yara Chum of Pawtucket.

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It was unclear Saturday whether or not Andrade, Castro and Chum had been represented by authorized counsel.

The deceased kid’s sibling, an 8-year-old boy, was additionally current within the house and in addition examined constructive for fentanyl publicity. That youngster survived.

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