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Case of Edmonton mother charged in infant's death from meth put over one month

May 15, 2017 - 9:47 AM

EDMONTON - A woman charged with murder in the death of her newborn from a methamphetamine overdose has had her case put over for a month.

Michelle Rice was charged last week with the second-degree murder of her daughter, Eliana.

Rice, who is 31, appeared in court Monday on close-circuit TV from the Edmonton Remand Centre where she is being held in custody.

Her lawyer requested the delay to review a report on the police investigation.

The case has been put over until June 16 for a bail hearing.

Edmonton police have said they were called to a home on March 29 to investigate a report of an 11-day-old baby not breathing.

Toxicology tests confirmed the baby died from a lethal dose of the drug.

Police have said the medical examiner stated the baby could not have ingested that amount of methamphetamine through breast milk.

Rice is a single mother who is in a relationship. Her other child, a two-year-old son, is in the custody of his biological father.

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