Spanaway woman sentenced to 6 years in prison for the meth death of her 2-year-old son

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TACOMA — A 27-year-old Spanaway woman pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the meth death of her 2-year-old son and was sentenced to six years in prison Friday.

Prosecutors say a number of people were doing drugs inside the Iverson’s home on Dec. 6, 2012, when they say she watched her toddler drink from her bong water.

Instead of immediately calling 911, prosecutors say Iverson swaddled her child in a blanket and put him on the bed around 1 a.m.

By 3 a.m. investigators say the child was no longer breathing and only then were paramedics called.

Prosecutors say the baby had no pulse and was so stiff paramedics couldn’t even open his airwaves to try and facilitate breathing.

The toddler was rushed to the hospital.

Doctors said the child had fixed and dilated pupils, multiple bruises as well as dirty fingers and nails.  He was pronounced dead 15 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office later determined the child ingested THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and enough meth to kill an adult.

Prosecutors say Iverson has a history of smoking meth in her children’s presence as well as not properly feeding and even physically abusing them.

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