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    CA - Michael Acosta, 6 wks, dies from meth in mom's milk, Loleta, 21 Nov 2010

    By COURTNEY HUTCHISON, ABC News Medical Unit
    Aug. 5, 2011

    <snipped>Charges against a California mother have been upgraded from manslaughter to second-degree murder this week after evidence at preliminary hearings suggested that she knowingly endangered her infant's life by breast-feeding while using methamphetamine.

    Six-week-old Anthony Acosta III died last year after an allegedly lethal amount of the drug was passed to him when his mother, Maggie Jean Wortman, 26, continued to breast-feed despite her meth habit.

    Wortman is pleading not guilty to charges of murder, arguing that it was not the meth in the infant's bloodstream that resulted in his death, Wortman's attorney, M.C. Bruce, told ABC News.

    <snipped> Wortman claims that she had no knowledge of the fact that using meth while breast-feeding could be dangerous to her baby.


    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Drugs/c...ry?id=14231552

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    So very sad... poor little Anthony!

    How can you not know meth can effect a breastfeeding baby? I'm not buying it at all.

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    How <unusual> can a mother be? So she doesn't think the Meth killed her baby? What did then? She used this horrific drug before, during, and after the pregnancy. But because of the supposed "half-life", it should have been okay for her to breastfeed?

    I'm completely mortified by the ignorant statement made by the attorney.


    Wortman reported to police that she used meth as recently as two days before Anthony's death, but because meth supposedly has a half-life of only 11 hours, Bruce said the idea that the meth killed Anthony "does not compute."

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    Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Drugs/c...ry?id=14231552

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    I'm speechless.

    What the <insert appropriate strong foul language word here> is going on with mothers?

    Breastfeeding on meth? Now I've heard it all.

    Prayers for that baby.


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    Guilty Plea In Meth Breast Milk Death;California Mom Maggie Wortman Gets Manslaughter

    EUREKA, Calif. -- A California woman accused of killing her infant son by breastfeeding him after she used methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

    She faces anywhere from probation to nearly 12 years in prison when she's sentenced March 5."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1260666.html
    Vinnie Politan "HUG the KIDS ... give them the love Caylee deserved but did not get from her mother"



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    What I want to know is why the baby was not removed from her care at birth, as well as the older child. She was testing positive for drugs during the pregnancy. Did that not clue them that the baby would be exposed to drug abuse? Duh.
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    I'm not sure people who take meth are the sharpest crayons in the box to start with - I don't have a hard time believing she didn't think it would harm him, especially if she'd taken it right through her pregnancy.

    I do sometimes think that folk should have to pass some sort of exam before they're allowed to procreate though. Sometimes I read these stories and think I wouldn't trust these people with a pet, never mind an infant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stella5 View Post
    So very sad... poor little Anthony!

    How can you not know meth can effect a breastfeeding baby? I'm not buying it at all.
    what the heck is wrong with this woman?

    I hope they lock her up for good, just for being stupid.

    RIP my sweet angel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gozgals View Post
    what the heck is wrong with this woman?

    She's a meth addict.

    Poor little one. Never stood a chance.

    Think about it. You're a meth addict. Are you going to buy formula? Nope less money for meth.

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    Mom sentenced to prison in meth breast-milk death of infant

    A Humboldt County mother whose 6-week-old baby son died after ingesting methamphetamine-tainted breast milk has been sentenced to six years in prison.

    Maggie Jean Wortman denied that her drug use caused her son’s death, suggesting instead that someone else had killed her baby by staging a suffocation scene at the foot of the bed where she was sleeping, according to the Times-Standard in Eureka.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...%28L.A.+Now%29


    6 years. 6 years in exchange for an innocent life. Infuriating. I wish the judge would have at least given her the full 12. I pray to God she never brings another life into this world again.
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    Kelsey's story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWow42TCwzg


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    I'm glad she will serve time but I think 6 years is laughable.

    Should have been much longer IMO.

    But, at least she didn't get off by reason of stupidity. Everybody on this earth knows you can't nurse a child and do drugs.
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