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Latest news: 12-10-2009

Mom pleads guilty in child's meth death

Tuscumbia, AL - A northwest Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to causing the death of her newborn son by using methamphetamine three days before he was born.

Amanda Helaine Borden Kimbrough entered the plea Wednesday. She accepted a plea deal after prosecutors finished presenting their case during her trial in Colbert County.

A judge sentenced the 30-year-old Russellville woman to 10 years in prison on a charge of chemical endangerment of a child. She could have been sentenced to life imprisonment without the plea deal.

Timmy Wayne Kimbrough lived for only a few minutes after being born in April 2008.

Despite the plea, Kimbrough plans to appeal. Her attorney claims Alabama's child endangerment law doesn't apply to unborn children.


Man gets 50 year sentence for meth dealing

Palo Pinto, TX - One day before his 31st birthday, Timothy John Morris was convicted of engaging in organized criminal activity Wednesday by a Palo Pinto jury and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

After hearing testimony from Morris’ former girlfriend, the drug deliveryman and a DPS narcotics investigator Tuesday, the seven woman, five man jury decided Morris agreed to deliver over 400 grams of methamphetamine in connection with two or more people.

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