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Prosecutors: Mom high when child died

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 23-year-old woman was high on marijuana when she fled an apartment fire in Keizer, leaving her 4-year-old son inside.

The woman, Niya Breann-Sosa-Martinez, safely escaped Friday's fire. But Andre Joaquin Sosa died of smoke inhalation.

The Statesman Journal reports the mother was charged Monday with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Deputy District Attorney Katie Suver said Sosa-Martinez had marijuana in her possession the day of the fire. She also was on probation for a 2012 child neglect case. She's expected to be arraigned Nov. 5.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.


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