Mother Charged In Child's Death Takes Deal

A Whitley County mother charged in her baby's death took a plea deal Wednesday morning in court.

Sarah Davenport entered an Alford plea to a lesser charge of reckless homicide. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors have recommended a five year sentence.

Davenport was originally charged with second degree manslaughter for the death of her three-month-old son.

Investigators say davenport allowed the infant to ingest cocaine and a cough-suppressant.

A formal sentencing date hasn't been set.


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  • by judging Location: barbourville on Jul 17, 2007 at 01:27 PM
    you should not judge others TRUE but you should not condone satan's followers either and the demonic things they do. By the way cdc did a study and it just so happened to come out after her 1st court date which her attorney used to make itlook better for her. The commonwealth also proved that the child was NEVER prescribed any medication containing dextramethoraphine. She got away with the murder of her little baby for ratting on whoever sold her the drugs. The drug epidemic is so bad in southeastern ky that they will take whatever thay can get to get the drugs off the street including making a deal with a poor ol' coke head that gets so high she kills her kid in front of 3 witnessnes (who are just as guilty) and would think of anything and anybody to blame this on. And yes it was 6 months after when cdc released study but it took 3 months of investigation before anything was even brought to light on this murder because of autopsy results ( baby died in nov. she was 1st arrested in late jan- early feb) so anonymous in corbin some people may know a little more than you are assuming about this situation.If any info is further needed before opinions are giving maybe YOU should practice that! By the way anyone with a child giving it medication whether otc or RX should probably READ directions on back and FOLLOW them. If it says consult physician then YOU SHOULD NOT give med until talking to the babys DR. Cocaine can't be absorbed through the skin it is only absorbed through nose membranes or rectum so there is some factual info for you. Now the child was 2 &1/2 months when she killed it or do you think that the child is the one who placed the cocaine in nose membrane or rectum?
  • by Anonymous Location: corbin on Jun 26, 2007 at 03:53 PM
    you should know your facts before you judge people. the court would never plea a case unless maybe more evidence came back and blew the case our of the water or maybe the doctor had perscribed the meds for the child have you ever thought maybe 6 month after this happen the cdc (center for diesease control)said no cough syrup for a child under 2 years old and cocain absorbs through the skin and anyone holding the baby could of had it on their hand or the fact 3 other people were in the house at the time the bible says you will be judged as you judge people so get all the facts before judge ps has anyone of you ever gave a baby cough syrup if so you would know you can only use a eye dropper and the baby will spit at least a fourth of it up no on cuold drink a bottle of cough syrup much less a baby
  • by KNOX Location: BARBOURVILLE on May 24, 2007 at 01:06 PM
    IF I WAS TO LEAVE A BAR WITH MY FRIEND,BOTH OF US WAY OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT. I DRIVE AND WRECK KILLING MY FRIEND I WOULD FACE UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR VEHICULAR HOMICIDE WHEN MY PASSENGER ALTHOUGH INTOXICATED KNEW THE RISK AS WELL AS I DID BUT, IF YOU GET HIGH AND ROLL COCAINE ON YOUR BABYS PACIFIER AND FEED HIM A BOTTLE OF COUGH MED BLOWING UP HIS HEART AND FACE 5 YEARS PROBABLY SERVE 2 GET OUT AND ACT LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED! THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS SITUATION
  • by Kimberly Location: Pikeville on May 23, 2007 at 05:06 PM
    They should do to her what she did to her child!
  • by Les Location: California on May 23, 2007 at 04:48 PM
    So because she was mother and a drug addict she gets 5 years and a loving father gets 20 years for an accident??? What is wrong with this picture?
  • by kenneth Location: london ky on May 23, 2007 at 03:22 PM
    they made the mistake so they should pay
  • by anonymous Location: ky on May 23, 2007 at 03:06 PM
    she should be sentenced to death! because she killed another human being, i say an eye for an eye? especially it being your own child.
  • by Barbour Location: Barbourville on May 23, 2007 at 01:42 PM
    "davenport allowed the infant to ingest COCAINE and a COUGH SUPPRESSANT". When does a 3month old snort a line? It has been said SARAH rolled her infants pacifier in cocaine and then fed him a WHOLE BOTTLE OF robitussin dm to knock it out!!! She should be beat every hour every day for 5 years, then put to death! I read that you overdose on cocaine because basically it BLOWS up your heart, causes your brain to bleed, and your respitory system to shut down. This means, that satan possessed women caused her infant to hemerage from the brain, its heart exploded and it was gasping for his last breath. There is no justice in anyone making a plea bargin with her. Sarah is still using this child even after she killed him!! First she used her childs death for pity telling everyone her baby died from S.I.D.S, people felt bad for HER when at the same time that those FAKE tears rolled down her face, and she entertained at the babys funeral with her role as a victim, she knew in her heart what she done!! How could the state offer this women 5 years! They are allowing her to use this little angel to BENEFIT herself after she MURDERED him! She really will pay for what she has done. Children belong to GOD, and 1 day she will stand before him - Life in prison would be better than ETERNITY IN HELL!!!
  • by Tina Location: Corbin on May 23, 2007 at 01:39 PM
    5 years for killing a child is an injustice. Legal actions such as this contributes to the high number of child abuse and child fatality cases. Our legal system has no concern for the well-being of children. In five years, Ms. Davenport will leave prison and then she will probably get pregnant again. What will happen then? It is time that our legal system takes the necessary legal action to protect children. Charge a child abuser the same way that you would charge someone who assualted an adult.
  • by Anonymous Location: Kentucky on May 23, 2007 at 01:22 PM
    A mother kill her child and only get 5 Years..People that is killing Adult get longer than that it is a complete shame that this is all the Justice system gave her I have a child my own that I love dearly and they are alot parent out here want kids that cant have them but the 1 who have them most of them are abuseing them and killing them and beaten them to death..I think this is terrible she should got life in prision for this..
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