Authorities have charged a 60 year old Ohio woman in the death of a 12 year old boy who according to the coroner, died from a fentanyl overdose during a sleepover at her apartment.
Sheila Hutchins, of Columbus, was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the death of Kanye Champelle in July.
She remains held on a $50,000 bond after a Franklin County Municipal Court hearing Saturday.
Emergency crews were called to the apartment after the boy reportedly started choking and found him unconscious.
He died two days later at a hospital.
It remains unclear how he was exposed to the powerful synthetic opioid during a sleepover birthday party for a cousin or whose drugs they were.
Hutchins’ public defender couldn’t be reached for comment Saturday.
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