COVINGTON, KY – A mother has been charged after waking up from a drug-induced stupor to find her 9-month-old dead from severe burns.
Police say 26-year-old Megin Gray took Xanax, Percocet and drank alcohol before going to bed on Monday night. When she woke up on Tuesday at around 11 a.m., she found her infant daughter on the floor and on top of a baseboard heater.
She rushed her to the hospital, but the baby had already died from her severe burns from head to toe on the left side of her body. Gray, a mother of three other children, was arrested that same day and charged with second-degree criminal abuse. Depending on the results of the autopsy, those charges may be upgraded.
What an absolutely senseless death. It’s one of those deaths that if you really let yourself think about the torture that infant must have went through, it’ll almost drive you insane.