Prosecutors say a Mississippi woman was on a day-long drug binge when her son died after leaving him in a hot car parked outside their home, according to the Associated Press.
Elizabeth Marie Barhonovich, 29, of Pascagoula pled guilty to manslaughter Thursday in the death of her 10-month-old son Kash Barhonovich.
Barhonovich told the circuit court judge in the case that her son’s death was her fault, prior to being sentenced to 20 years in prison, which will run consecutively with a previous six-year sentence for an auto burglary conviction in Harrison County.
Barhonovich is said to have been using meth and Xanax while Kash was in the vehicle in June.
Assistant District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath says Kash died over Barhonovich’s addiction.
An autopsy on baby Kash shows he died from elevated body temperature