May 10, 2010
A Farifax County judge has sentenced a Springfield mother convicted of child neglect in the heroin overdose of her 5-month-old baby to 30 days in jail.
A jury found 36-year-old Marilyn R. Fischl guilty of felony child neglect last month. They sentenced her to 30 days in jail and a judge imposed that on Friday.
Fischl did not express remorse or admit any guilt. But she said the drug treatment facility where he had been staying before her trial was a good place for her, instead of jail.
Prosecutors accused Fischl of supplying heroin to a roommate and friend who were babysitting her children in July. Fischl denied that she gave them heroin that day.
Fischl faces a trial on a heroin possession charge from an October search of her home.