No new trial for mother of overdosed child

An Augusta mother convicted of allowing her 3-year-old son to fatally ingest prescription methadone was denied a new trial Monday.

Alana Johnson is serving life in prison after a jury found her guilty in September of felony murder for the death her son Shane in 2010. She was acquitted of a second felony murder charge.

Superior Court Judge James Blanchard denied the new trial motion.

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Mother describes day of 3-year-old son's methadone overdose
Tests still pending in case of child who died with drug in system
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