Detroit parents are charged with murder after their 18-month-old daughter died on Christmas Day from fentanyl poisoning


A Detroit-area couple have been charged in the Christmas Day overdose death of their 18-month-old daughter, who had ‘an extraordinary level’ of opioids in her system.

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith told the Detroit Free Press that an autopsy showed Ava Floyd had ingested up to 15 times the dose of fentanyl involved in the last 30 overdose deaths in the county.

Smith’s office says Ava’s parents, 28-year-old Antonio Floyd and 27-year-old Shantanice Barksdale, were arraigned Monday and jailed on second-degree murder charges.

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