18-month-old ingests drugs and dies, mom now accused of manslaughter

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Source: Klamath County Sheriff’s Office; MEGA

Nov. 5 2021, Published 11:11 a.m. ET

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A mom let her toddler ingest drugs and now the caregiver faces a manslaughter charge, police said.

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Kelsey Rose Randall, 24, was charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in connection to the death of her 18-month-old daughter, according to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon.

On July 28, deputies responded to help EMS at a home in Bly, Oregon. When officers arrived, they helped in the investigation of the death of the 18-month old.

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An autopsy was performed and toxicology samples were collected, according to the sheriff’s office.

The tests showed the infant’s cause of death was an overdose to fentanyl.

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Fentanyl is an opioid that is often mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects, but a small amount can be deadly.

Randall was arrested on Nov. 3 and police say additional charges could be filed.

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