AKRON, Ohio — An Akron woman has been charged following the death of her 2-year-old grandson who authorities say overdosed on drugs, according to the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com.
Michelle J. Harper, 47, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, possession of a fentanyl-related compound and two counts of endangering children; on a felony and the other a misdemeanor, court records state.
Authorities said that the woman was watching her grandchild when the boy ingested drugs, causing him to overdose and die, according to Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com.
Harper was indicted last month, according to court documents. She is currently free on bond.
Harper was in court Wednesday for a pretrial conference. She is due back in court on Nov. 27