DEAD ASLEEP DAY 2: Parents can face charges; unsafe sleep deaths sometimes a crime

Unsafe sleep deaths sometimes a crime

Posted: January 30, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Jennifer Moss walks toward Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green’s courtroom in Bentonville in July 2016 just before learning the jury’s verdict in her trial over the January 2015 death of her 6-month-old son. She and her ex-husband are serving prison sentences for manslaughter.

By everyone's account, Austin Moss, then 21, and Jennifer Moss, 19, didn't intend to hurt their baby. But the Siloam Springs couple smoked marijuana earlier that night. And while all three slept on two pushed-together love seats, Andrew died of asphyxiation. Now the parents are serving prison sentences for manslaughter.



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