Criminal Law

Mother Pleads Guilty to 5-Year-Old Daughter’s Meth Overdose

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) — The mother of a 5-year-old girl who died from a meth overdose pleaded guilty Thursday morning to murder in the second-degree and criminal trespass involving domestic violence.

Stephanie Alvarado, 27, will face 16 to 48 years for the murder count and up to an additional six years for the domestic violence charge when she is sentenced Jan. 29.

Sophia Larson died Dec. 11, 2019 after drinking from a water bottle laced with meth, according to the Garfield County Coroner’s Office.

Prosecutors say Alvarado waited hours to take her daughter to the emergency room, even though she saw her 5-year-old hallucinating after drinking from a bottle she didn’t know was laced with methamphetamine. 

Alvarado’s cousins Daniel Alvarado and Bertha Ceballos-Roma were charged with the girl’s death as well.

Read the source article at FOX31 Denver

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