A Fayetteville woman has been charged with the murder in March of her 2 month-old infant son. Autopsy results showed that the infant died of methamphetamine intoxication.
Twenty-five year-old Kaisha Poulson was charged with one count of felony murder, two counts of cruelty to children and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to officers.
Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said Poulson was charged while already in the Fayette County Jail after being arrested June 10 for possession of narcotics related to a June 2 suicide attempt.
Crawshaw said that on March 7 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of Poulson’s 2 month-old infant son not breathing at 350 Bates Avenue. The death was investigated due to suspicion of the cause of death of the infant, Crawshaw said.
An autopsy was performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation along with toxicology tests. The final results came back on the toxicology as death by methamphetamine intoxication, Crawshaw said.
The investigation into the death of the infant revealed that Poulson took “methamphetamine while actively breastfeeding and taking care of her 2 month-old baby that resulted in the death of the baby,” according to investigators. The murder charge and an additional charge of cruelty to children was brought against Poulson on Wednesday morning.
Poulson faces a second charge of cruelty to children and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in relation to an incident in which she had shown her 14 year-old sister how to use illegal drugs, Crawshaw said.
Investigators in the case said that on March 5 Poulson furnished her sister with Roxycodone and methamphetamine and gave her instructions on how to use and ingest the drugs.
Poulson was already in jail in connection with a June 2 suicide attempt at her home using a combination of the narcotics morphine and Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate.