Mother Accused Of Abadoning Baby Sentenced

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky woman was sentenced to nearly a year in jail for forgetting her infant daughter because she was high on drugs.

Stacey Johnson of Breathitt County pleaded guilty Friday to endangering the welfare of a child and public intoxication. A judge sentenced her to 360 days in jail.

The 22-year-old woman left her 9-month-old daughter with a work release inmate on break at the Powell County courthouse last summer, even though the inmate said she could not watch the child, police said.

Johnson was found wandering outside the courthouse about 15 minutes later and was arrested.

She told police she was high on meth and Valium and couldn't remember where she left her child.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 30, 2007 at 07:43 PM
    Worthless (edited).
  • by Heather Location: Jeffersonville on Nov 30, 2007 at 04:32 PM
    Im not saying that what this girl did was right but at least she didnt physically abuse her baby, she did leave it at the courthouse where someone would find it. However she doesnt seem very bright, she acts as if shes enjoying the media attention. I sure hope they dont give her her baby back. If she truly realizes her mistake then she should show it. She needs to quit her drinking and any drugs if she does those. She needs to get a job and straighten her life out. It also sounds as if she has some mental problems.
  • by MOMMY 2 B Location: KY on Nov 30, 2007 at 03:09 PM
    WOO HOO, 6 MONTHS IN JAIL...SHE REALLY LEARNED HER LESSON THERE! SOOOO....THE BABY WOULD HAVE DIED, SHE WOULD'VE GOT MORE TIME. BUT BECAUSE IT LUCKILY LIVED IN THE HOT WEATHER, SHE GETS A SLAP ON THE WRIST.... ??

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