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Mother Accused in Her Toddler's Death Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge

A mom from Newton County, Mo. has changed her plea in connection with the death of her toddler and is to be sentenced in December.
GRANBY, MO--- Elizabeth Farnam, 33, of Granby, who was charged with 2nd degree murder, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of 2nd degree involuntary manslaughter on Monday, according to Newton County Prosecutor Jake Skouby. She is to be sentenced on Dec. 2.

At the time of the child's death, the Newton County Sheriff said deputies were called to Farnam's home and found her 22-month-old boy, Logan Crow, unresponsive. Farnam told police she put the child to sleep the day before, and he wasn't breathing the next morning. A toxicology report shows the boy died from an overdose of methadone.

Court documents show Farnam obtained methadone illegally for her own use. Farnam told police she dropped a methadone pill while the boy was sitting on her lap in a church meeting on Sunday June 23. The statement says the boy began sweating profusely as the family drove home. Investigators were told the boy was put down for a nap that afternoon but he wasn't checked on until the following morning.


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