Mom charged in 3-year-old daughter’s drug-related death
Published 4:38 pm Thursday, April 22, 2021
NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee mother has been charged with murder in the drug-related death of her 3-year-old daughter, police said.
Prestina Clark-Wilcox, 24, surrendered to authorities Wednesday after being indicted on charges of first-degree felony murder, aggravated child neglect and aggravated child endangerment, Metro Nashville Police said in a statement. She was charged in the death last year of Paris Clark-Wilcox, who was found unresponsive and not breathing in her mother’s home. The girl was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a hospital.
A medical examiner determined the child’s death was caused by acute fentanyl intoxication, police said.
The statement said investigators think the girl ingested her mother’s illegal drugs.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Clark-Wilcox has an attorney.