The mother of a 5-month-old baby that overdosed on heroin has been sentenced to 30 days behind bars for child abuse.
36-year-old Marilyn R. Fischl of Springfield Virginia received her sentence yesterday for supplying the drug to two friends that were babysitting her son.
Prosecutors say when Fischl left her infant with the pair; they snorted lines of heroin with the 5-month old nearby.
After doing the drugs they left the child unattended and returned to find him with the wrapping paper of the drug in his mouth and his eyes rolling in the back of its head.
The young boy was taken to a hospital where doctors said he was having an overdose. The child survived and Fischl was arrested.
Yesterday prosecutors decided that the maximum five year penalty was too harsh for the mother and sentenced her to 30 days.
She could serve just half of that time however because of overcrowding in the Fairfax County jail.
Fischl has admitted to needing help with her drug problem and was previously arrested for possession with her boyfriend Rafael Preston pictured above.