Marshall County Woman Charged with Death of Baby

A woman from Marshall County is charged with the death of her baby after an autopsy found meth in the child's system.

Ashlee Rans, 36, initially told Plymouth police she rolled over onto the baby while she was asleep, killing it.

But the Marshall County Coroner says an autopsy revealed amphetamine and methamphetamine in the baby's system.

Court papers say Rans was breastfeeding and admitted to using meth just days before her baby died.

Rans faces two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death. She could spend up to 40 years in prison, if convicted.


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