Campobello mother arrested on charges of homicide by child abuse

Published 5:34 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stephanie Irene Greene of Campobello June 24 on charges of homicide by child abuse.

Stephanie Greene

The 37-year-old, of 180 Kimbrell Loop in Campobello, is accused of feeding her infant daughter breast milk that contained painkillers.
Greene remains in the Spartanburg County Detention Facility without bond.
According to a press release, the Spartanburg County Communications Center received a call Nov. 13 of an unattended death at the Campobello residence.
According to police reports, Spartanburg EMS and the coroner’s office responded to the scene to find six-week-old Alexis Greene dead in the parents’ bed. An autopsy was performed and blood was drawn for toxicology. According to reports, no other injuries were identified during the autopsy.
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office later confirmed through toxicology tests that there were lethal levels of morphine in the baby’s bloodstream. The release said the findings determined the mother was taking the prescription medication while nursing her child.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has also charged Greene with 38 counts of violation of drug distribution laws.

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