Felony, jail time for Fairfax mother whose baby overdosed on heroin
The mother of a five-month-old boy who overdosed on heroin was convicted Wednesday of felony child neglect.
A Fairfax County jury sentenced Marilyn R. Fischl, 36, to 30 days in prison.
Fischl faced a sentence of zero to five years in prison.
The baby has since recovered, authorities have said.
The trial began Tuesday.
This item has been updated since it was first published.
-- Tom Jackman
Washington Post Editors
April 28, 2010; 5:26 PM ET
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