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Woman pleads guilty to giving her daughter fatal dose of methadone

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Feb. 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm with 6 Comments »
February 9, 2011 5:09 pm

A 48-year-old recovering heroin addict has pleaded guilty to giving her 12-year-old daughter a fatal dose of methadone.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Rosanne Buckner sentenced Jane Elizabeth Griffith to five years in prison after she entered a guilty plea Jan. 26 to a single count of  controlled substances homicide.

Griffith admitted she gave her daughter Jessica Griffith – who also went by Jessica Wood – some methadone after the girl complained of knee pain in October. The girl later died.

Originally from Federal Way, the pair was staying temporarily in Northeast Tacoma at the time of the girl’s death.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. TheMASO says:

    Amazing…only 5 years for killing a 12 year old…simply unbelieveable!!!

  2. Soundlife says:

    This sentence is simply Outrageous.
    5 years?
    What could possibly be the hurry to put this contributor to society back on the streets so quickly?

  3. nikeholley says:

    you seem to get a longer sentence than that if you mistreat a pet…

  4. ptproudnative says:

    wow…only 5 yrs?????huhhhh??????

  5. DevilDog2019 says:

    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I’m at a loss for words!

  6. gillis6809 says:

    This must be a misprint ???
    The state should re-think this sentence and it should of been atleast 15yrs and no less !!!

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