W. Va mother pleaded guilty to giving a controlled substance to son the night he died

Mingo County, West Virginia - The Mingo County, West Virginia mother of a child who died in May 2012, pleaded guilty to a charge of delivering a controlled substance to her son the night he died.

Brandi Baisden was in court this afternoon, where she told the judge her son Zachary was in pain the night of his death, so she gave him Zanax.

Prosecutors say the tests show the drug given did not contribute to his death and it was not a case of child neglect, but a life gone.

The father, Scott, was granted a pre-trial diversion because evidence showed he did not give his son the medication.

Zachary had muscular dystrophy and was confined to a wheelchair.

Brandi could face 1-3 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Sentencing is set for April 17th.


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