A woman has been charged with murder in the death of her infant son.
Sarah Stephens faces second-degree murder and felony child endangerment counts stemming from the drug-overdose death of her baby last September. Although the Sacramento County Coroner initially attributed the child's death to SIDS, toxicology results later revealed that the 7-month-old died of a drug overdose.
Police say Stephens, 32, "knowingly and without regard for the infant’s health, administered controlled substances to the infant, ultimately causing his death."
Officers said the drugs were prescription medication. Stephens has one older child, police told the newspaper.
It was reported that Stephens was arrested Aug. 7, and booked into Sacramento County Jail.