NH mother sentenced to year in jail after shooting up heroin while in labor
CONCORD — A New Hampshire mother who shot up with the help of her friend during labor is sentenced to one year in jail and participation in a recovery program.
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Mother of six, Felicia Farruggia, 29, plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct.
Farruggia was accused of refusing to allow anyone to call 911 while she was in labor, curled up in a ball on a bathroom floor, until she received narcotics, specifically heroin, which a friend allegedly supplied and injected her with.
Farruggia told the court Wednesday that drug addiction made her lose sight of everything that was important, but she said she's committed to being a better person, according to the Concord Monitor.
The case against Rhianna Frenette, the woman accused of injecting Farruggia with heroin, is still ongoing.