Murder charges dropped in death of baby - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Murder charges dropped in death of baby

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WEST POINT, Miss (AP) -

A 26-year-old West Point woman will no longer face a capital murder charge in the death of her son.
           
District Attorney Scott Colom said his office has filed a motion to dismiss the charges after a toxicologist's analysis revealed that Britannia Smith couldn't have given her infant child enough cough syrup to poison and kill him.
           
Smith was indicted in April 2014 for capital murder.

Colom's office said the indictment was based on the allegation that she committed felony child abuse when she deliberately gave her child enough cough syrup containing codeine and guaifenesin to kill him. 

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