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Mother Charged With Murder Over Toddler’s Overdose On Morphine

Prenise E. Payne

(KTVI) РA 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.