Baltimore parents charged in death of 2-year-old who ingested methadone

A 2-year-old girl died after ingesting methadone, and her parents have been charged, Baltimore police said.

The parents of a 2-year-old girl who died in August after ingesting methadone have been charged with manslaughter, Baltimore Police announced.

Alvin Thompson, 25, and Sinead McNair, also 25, of the unit block of S. Exeter St., were taken into custody Tuesday. In addition to manslaughter, they face charges including child abuse resulting in death, neglect of a minor and reckless endangerment.

On Aug. 13, at around 6 a.m., police were called to University of Maryland's pediatric unit that an unconscious baby had been brought in to the hospital, police said.

Two-year-old Korri Thompson was revived and transferred to the intensive care unit, where she remained until she died on Aug. 24.

Police said homicide detectives began investigating the case and learned that Korri had ingested methadone, causing her organs to fail. The detectives obtained warrants for both parents.

Thompson is being held without bond, while McNair was being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Court records show Alvin Thompson was charged in July in Baltimore County with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, negligent driving and driving under the influence of drugs. A month earlier, Thompson received an 18-month suspended sentence in Baltimore County for burglary, and was ordered to "totally abstain from illegal substances" and submit to alcohol and drug abuse evaluations. Court records show no recent charges for McNair.

jfenton@baltsun.com

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