NC court upholds mother's conviction in daughter's death
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) —
The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the misdemeanor conviction of a mother found guilty in connection with her daughter's drowning death.
The Daily News of Jacksonville reports the court upheld the conviction of Amanda Gayle Reed, whose 19-month-old daughter drowned in a pool in May 2013.
Reed was in the bathroom at the time and had left the child in the care of a 9-year-old. She was convicted of two misdemeanors and sentenced to 75 days behind bars.
The state Appeals Court overturned her conviction in a divided vote. On Friday, the state Supreme Court reinstated the guilty verdict.
The newspaper reports Reed was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2012 because a child in her care had wandered into a ditch and drowned.