Mom who drank on night of baby’s death to be sentenced

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BELFAST, Maine — A Maine woman who told jurors that she drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night of her infant son’s death is due to be sentenced this week.

Thirty-two-year-old Miranda Hopkins will appear in court on Wednesday in Belfast. She was convicted last month of manslaughter, centralmaine.com reported

The Troy resident says she doesn’t know how 7-week-old Jaxson died in January, but she previously told police that one of her two autistic sons may have been responsible.

Police say Hopkins had been drinking whiskey and told investigators that she must have “blacked out.” She said she woke up to find her baby cold and “beat to hell.” The baby’s cause of death was listed as blunt force head injuries.

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