A mother in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Monday for the death of her 4-year-old son, who died last year after eating too many sweets with marijuana in them.
Authorities said Dorothy Annette Clements didn’t get help for her son Tanner Clements soon enough when he was found unresponsive on May 6, 2022, at a house they were both visiting.
Two days after that, Tanner Clements died. An investigation showed that the boy died because of THC. THC is the part of weed that makes people feel high.
Dorothy Clements was caught and charged with murder in October. As part of a plea deal made with Dorothy Clements on Monday, this charge was changed to “involuntary manslaughter.” She also said that she was guilty of abuse and mistreatment of a child.
The tweet below verifies the news:
MOM GUILTY IN THC DEATH: A Virginia mother pleaded guilty in the death of her 4-year-old son, who ate a fatal amount of marijuana gummies last year. https://t.co/xgDHEil33O
— NBC4 Washington (@nbcwashington) June 12, 2023
Dorothy Clements got 20 years in jail, but 10 of those years were put on hold. She is going to jail for a total of 10 years.
Documents from the search warrant show that Dorothy Clements told a police officer that her son ate half of a CBD gummy and that she called poison control and was told that he would be fine.
But the detective said she found an empty jar of THC gummies in the house, and papers say that toxicology tests showed that Tanner Clements had very high levels of THC in his body.
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