Ohio mom pleads guilty in toddler’s heroin death


COLUMBUS (AP) — A prosecutor says an Ohio mother faces up to 11 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the heroin-related death of her 14-month-old daughter.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says 32-year-old Erica Maria Barley entered the plea Thursday in Columbus. She was charged after her daughter, Annabella Sagstetter, died last May 27 from ingesting fentanyl-laced heroin at what authorities say was a drug house in Columbus.

She’ll be sentenced July 28.

State health officials say fentanyl-laced heroin is partly responsible for a record number of overdose deaths last year.

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