Report: Grand jury indicts mother for infant's death

Stephanie Henry | Photo: Oxford Police Department

A grand jury has indicated Stephanie Henry following the death of her infant in late April.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 1:27 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A Lafayette County grand jury has indicted a mother following the death of her infant child. reports the grand jury indicted Stephanie Henry, 31, on June 6, for manslaughter-culpable negligence.

Oxford police officers responded on April 28 to the University Inn on Frontage Road for a report of an unresponsive infant.

The infant later died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

The news outlet reports Henry was under the influence of narcotics when she took the child with her to the bathtub and fell asleep, causing the child to drown.

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