Kentucky

Breathitt couple sentenced in baby's death

A Breathitt County couple were found guilty of second-degree manslaughter Wednesday in the 2007 death of their baby. Ten-month-old Braxton Miller died of a methadone overdose on June 6, 2007.

Karen R. Miller, 25, was sentenced to eight years. Robert Miller, 34, received a 10-year sentence.

After the baby's death, Robert Miller told authorities that he had been cleaning a couch and that a pill came out of the couch while he was cleaning. He said the pill fell to the floor and he turned away momentarily and the pill was gone. He said he assumed it had fallen down a vent.

The baby was fed and put to bed about 9:30 or 10 that night. The parents took the child to the hospital after they found him not breathing about 2 a.m.

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