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No new trial for mother of overdosed child

Monday, July 2, 2012 6:08 PM
Last updated 8:10 PM
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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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