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Posted at 5:09 PM ET, 04/28/2010

Mother of baby who overdosed convicted

By Washington Post editors

The mother of a five-month-old boy who overdosed on heroin was convicted Wednesday of felony child neglect.

As the Fairfax County jury began to consider a sentence for Marilyn R. Fischl, 36, a judge ordered her taken into custody. Fischl faces a sentence of up to 30 days in jail.

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-- Tom Jackman

By Washington Post editors  | April 28, 2010; 5:09 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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