Campobello woman gets 20 years in breast milk homicide of baby - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Campobello woman gets 20 years in breast milk homicide of daughter

Stephanie Greene (Source: Seventh Circuit Solicitor Office) Stephanie Greene (Source: Seventh Circuit Solicitor Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Campobello woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison after she was found guilty of killing her infant daughter with the drugs in her breast milk.

After a four-day jury trial, 39-year-old Stephanie Greene was found guilty of homicide by child abuse, involuntary manslaughter and unlawful conduct toward a child in the 2010 death of her 46-day-old daughter, Alexis.  

On Nov. 13, 2010, the baby was found dead in her parent's bed, according to solicitor Barry Barnett.

When the coroner's office investigators arrived at the scene, Greene was slurring her words, had unfocused eyes and appeared disoriented, according to testimony at the trial.

Barnett said a toxicology report showed a toxic level of morphine in Greene's blood, liver and brain. He said other drugs were also in her system, including Klonopin.

Greene did not disclose her morphine prescription to her OB/GYN and did not reveal her pregnancy and breastfeeding to the doctor prescribing the drug, according to the solicitor's office.

The solicitor's office argued Greene's drug use led to the death of Alexis, an allegation backed up by forensic evidence and doctors.

A doctor at the trial said the baby must have been given the drugs orally, since there was an absence of needle marks.

According to Barnett, Greene currently has 38 fraudulent prescription drugs charges pending against her.

Greene was sentenced to 20 years for the homicide charge and five years each for the additional charges, to be served concurrently. Greene's defense attorney said they plan to appeal.

Copyright 2014 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Car crashes into Tyler Chicken Express

    Driver crashes into Tyler Chicken Express

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-09-24 04:09:08 GMT

    A car has crashed into a Chicken Express restaurant in Tyler. According to a Chicken Express employee, a car in the drive through line hit an outside wall causing external damage to the building. The store affected is located at 6363 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703. Details are limited at this time. Stay with KLTV for updates. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    A car has crashed into a Chicken Express restaurant in Tyler. According to a Chicken Express employee, a car in the drive through line hit an outside wall causing external damage to the building. The store affected is located at 6363 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703. Details are limited at this time. Stay with KLTV for updates. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Week 4 Scores

    Week 4 Scores

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:40:49 GMT

    Here are the schedules for Week 4. Find out who your team is playing.

    More >>

    Here are the schedules for Week 4. Find out who your team is playing.

    More >>
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in Longview crash

    1 dead, 3 injured in Longview crash

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:30:10 GMT

            A horrible late night accident claims the life of a East Texas teenage girl, and sends several others to hospitals, some in critical condition.     Longview police say it happened around 8:30 Friday night as two vehicles collided in the 3-thousand block of north Eastman road just north of Hawkins parkway.   A 17 year old girl, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, died as a result of her injuries.   Police s...

    More >>

    A horrible late night accident claims the life of a East Texas teenage girl, and sends several others to hospitals, some in critical condition. Longview police say it happened around 830 Friday night as two vehicles collided in the 3-thousand block of north Eastman road

    More >>
Powered by Frankly