MOUNT HOLLY – A Lumberton lady who prompted her toddler’s dying by passing out on him acquired a four-year jail time period Friday.

Antoinette King, 34, beforehand acknowledged she drank alcohol and took painkillers earlier than collapsing onto her 13-month-old son of their Dove Courtroom residence in January, mentioned the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Workplace.

It mentioned King was unaware her painkillers had been laced with a robust artificial opioid.

The opioid, carfentanil, could be 100 instances stronger than fentanyl and 10,000 instances stronger than morphine, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.

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King’s son, Jerimiah, was suffocated.

The mom, who was revived after receiving three doses of Narcan, pled responsible in July to endangering the welfare of a kid.

King instructed investigators she drank 4 “airplane bottles” of alcohol and took a painkiller earlier than partying with associates at a motel on a Saturday night.

King mentioned she couldn’t recall the a number of hours that adopted.

Her mom, Gail King, mentioned Antoinette King was supervising Jerimiah and his 5-year-old brother when the older lady took a bathe that evening.

Gail King mentioned she returned from the toilet to seek out her daughter on high of the boy. Each had been unresponsive.

Antoinette King was sentenced by Superior Courtroom Choose Philip E. Haines in Mount Holly.

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