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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis County woman is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the morphine overdose death of her 19-month-old son.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year--old Prenise Payne is jailed on $150,000 cash-only bond for the Dec. 2 death of Jace Lee Echoles.
The child was found unresponsive in Payne's bed and died at a hospital. An autopsy showed the boy had been given a fatal dose of morphine.
Pace was arrested Friday and charged Saturday. Her father said his daughter would never harm her child.
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