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BRISTOL, Conn. – A Connecticut woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a toddler.
Investigators say 31-year-old Rebekah Robinson fell asleep with her daughter on Oct. 19, 2014.
Shortly after 9 a.m., police say the child was found unresponsive while in bed.
An autopsy report obtained by WFSB shows that drugs were found in the girl’s system, including oxycodone and suboxone, which is a prescription medication used to treat adults addicted to opioid drugs.
Robinson reportedly told police that she takes it because it gives her energy, and she had no idea how the 2-year-old girl got a hold of it.
Authorities say the drugs were never prescribed to Robinson.
“It’s very unfortunate it happened like this but at least they found out the truth of what’s going on because all these other kids are at stake too now and have to grow up without parents,” said Amie Willis.
The arrest warrant claims that the home was found “to be in deplorable condition” with trash, clothes and moldy food in several parts of the home.
“The home also had a strong odor of cat urine and feces,” the warrant read.
Robinson was charged with first-degree manslaughter, four counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of tampering with a witness.