This is dedicated to Travis Holappa who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered on July 25, 2004 in Northern Minnesota. This was all due to meth. I am Travis' mother and I wish to make this devastation turn into a better thing by educating and exposing the truth about meth, the dangers, and the deadly consequences it brings about to individuals and communities.

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I want to do what I can to educate people about what is going on around the world with the meth problem. I want people to know about it BEFORE they even get the idea to want to try it. It is a dangerous drug and will ruin your life as well as all those who love you. I am on a mission on behalf of my only son, Travis.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Jury Deadlocked in Breast Milk Meth Poisoning Trial (California)

CORONA, Calif. — A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors deadlocked in the case of a woman accused of killing her baby by nursing with methamphetamine-laced breast milk.

The jury stalemated 6-6 in the murder case against Amy Leanne Prien, said Ingrid Wyatt, spokeswoman for the Riverside County district attorney's office.

Prien, who is currently serving a 10-year sentence for felony child endangerment, would have faced 15 years to life if she had been convicted. The jury got the case June 15 after a 2 1/2-month trial.

The district attorney's office has until July 11 to decide on retrying the case, which began when Prien was arrested in January 2002 and was charged with murdering 3-month-old Jacob Wesley Smith.

Prien was convicted of second-degree murder in 2003, but an appeals court overturned the conviction in September, citing flawed jury instructions from the trial judge.

The prosecution was believed to be the first of its kind in California.,2933,200635,00.html


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that the father put his stash in the milk bottle and the mother fed her baby unawhere of it's contents. She probably thinks she did poison the child, but that's not the case.

Monday, June 26, 2006 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I think that is probably the case, too. I think she was high and wasn't paying attention. I read the coroner said the levels in the baby's body were more than enough to kill an adult. I don't think that the baby could've injested that much from breastfeeding. Also, is it even possible to regularly breastfeed while on meth? I am curious.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:16:00 PM  

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