Mother Charged With Murder Over Toddler’s Overdose On Morphine
(KTVI) – A St. Louis County mother faces first degree murder charges after her toddler overdosed on morphine.
Prenise Payne, 22, is being held in the county jail on a $150,000 cash only bond.
Her 19-month-old son, Jace Echoles, was found unresponsive in his mother’s bed on December 2nd.
An autopsy showed that Jace was given a fatal dose of morphine.
Payne was arrested and charged on Saturday.