Augusta woman sentenced to life in death of 3-year-old son

Boy died with traces of methadone in system

A mother was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after a jury found her guilty of murder in connection with the death of her 3-year-old son.

Alana Johnson was arrested last October after her son died with traces of methadone in his system; Johnson was prescribed methadone as a means to wean her off an addiction to prescription painkillers.

The verdict, delivered after 35 minutes of deliberation, acquitted Johnson on a second count of murder related to administering the drug to the child.

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