Brihanna Ranee Adkins
Brihanna Ranee Adkins, an 11-month-old infant, died Thursday, April 24, 2013, after she consumed methadone in the 600 block of West Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On the day of Brihanna's death, Charissa Ranee Bailey, the girl's mother, received a week’s supply of methadone from a clinic and was instructed to keep the drug in a locked container away from children, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Police and paramedics were called later that day to a motel where Brihanna was found unresponsive, the release said. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead at 5:35 a.m., according to coroner's records.
The coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide after methadone was found in the baby's body.
Bailey was arrested and charged in March 2014. On Monday, Bailey pleaded guilty to willful cruelty to a child likely to produce great bodily injury. She was sentenced to 12 years in state prison.
According to testimony at the preliminary hearing, Bailey gave Brihanna methadone in an attempt to soothe the child.