A 34-year-old Alabama mother was arrested for allegedly using “large doses” of heroin during childbirth earlier this month – a dose that law enforcement authorities say could be fatal to her baby. her child.
According to a report from the Mobile FOX branch of WALA-TV, representatives from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Services staff on Saturday, March 5 responded to a 911 call about a newborn baby. Born in an accident at a property on Cowart Road. Upon arrival at the scene, first responders reported establish Amanda Malpas34, with “the needle is still in her arm“When she was holding a newborn, she was both ‘difficult to breathe’ and ‘barely conscious. ”
Paramedics reportedly rushed the baby to Ascension Providence Center for Creatures, where doctors attempted to resuscitate the child. Unfortunately, the baby is presumed dead about an hour after arriving at the facility.
According to various local news reports, authorities said the defendant confessed that she had “self-medicated” during her pregnancy using heroin and methamphetamine. It is alleged that she intentionally used heroin to relieve her labor pains.
“She admitted that when she felt the labor and felt the baby was being violated, she self-administered a large dose of heroin,” said Sgt. Mark Baileywith MCSO’s Main Crime Unit, tell WALA.
According to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office prison records reviewed by Law & Crime. A lot of local news report give defendant’s name like Amanda Malpas, although online prison records list the name of what appears to be the same defendant with a slightly different surname. An MCSO public information officer confirmed to Law & Crime via text message Saturday night that the surname Malpas is correct.
A detective who was in court with Malpas on Friday testified that the defendant admitted to smoking meth “a day or two” before going into labor and that she (the defendant) also admitted to using heroin on the day of his birth. child, each Mobile CBS affiliate company WKRG. The detective also testified that Malpas had known about her pregnancy for about six months and that the baby was breathing both at birth and when first responders arrived at the defendant’s residence.
While this is not the first time Sgt. Bailey witnessed a case where a mother-to-be’s drug use caused tragic problems at birth, he told WALA the defendant’s case was particularly stark.
“This is different; it’s common not to let women give birth in their homes and intentionally inject themselves with large amounts of heroin during childbirth,” Sgt. Bailey told FOX. a willful act; it is not only a reckless act, but also an intentional act”.
Although Malpas is currently charged with chemical endangerment in the death of her child, Newsweek report that charges could be raised to include murder after investigators received a pending toxicology report.
Chemical hazard is a Class A felony in Alabama with a maximum sentence of life in the prison.
A TV reporter ask the defendant if she “regrets one bit” when she is escorted by congressmen.
“Of course,” Malpas replies in the video.
Referee Zack Moore on Friday, the defendant’s deposit stood at $75,000. Under the bail order, the defendant – if released – will be required to enroll in a 90-day inpatient drug treatment center within 24 hours. Her placement is currently scheduled for March 23 in Mobile County District Court.
Malpas is said to have two other children over whom she has no custody.
“This is one of those situations where you do that where you really weren’t prepared and definitely didn’t want to be in,” says Bailey. WKRG. “It was very sad all the way around.”
[image via Mobile County Sheriff’s Office]
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