Thursday, May 07, 2009

Plea of reckless homicide in connection with daughter's death

Lebanon, Indianapolis, USA - According to the Indy Star, Elizabeth Fairfield has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the 2007 death by of her 14-year-old daughter, Brittany Fairfield, who died from overdosing on pain medication.
The agreement calls for Elizabeth Fairfield, 38, to be sentenced to time served, released from jail and placed on two years of probation after her hearing May 18 in Boone Superior Court, defense attorney Thomas Farlow said.

Fairfield on Friday admitted failing to secure medication from her 14-year-old daughter, Brittany, Farlow said. In exchange for Fairfield's guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed charges of murder and neglect of a dependent. Murder carries a maximum prison sentence of 65 years, neglect a maximum of 20 years.
As conveyed at this blog in earlier posts, Brittany, who had Down syndrome, was found dead in the family's home on June 14, 2007. The coroner later ruled that she had died from an overdose.

Ms Fairfield has been in jail since a grand jury indicted her in November.

An earlier report is here.