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Baby dies from morphine overdose

21-year-old Amanda Bodoh charged with felony child neglect 21-year-old Amanda Bodoh charged with felony child neglect
22-year-old Matthew Lonkoski charged with 1st-degree reckless homicide 22-year-old Matthew Lonkoski charged with 1st-degree reckless homicide

By: Katie Rosenberg

TOWNSHIP OF PELICAN (WAOW)--Parents of a 10 month-old daughter who died of a morphine overdoes are charged in her death. Oneida County prosecutors charged 22-year-old Matthew Lonkoski with first-degree reckless homicide and 21-year-old Amanda Bodoh with felony child neglect resulting in death.

According to the criminal complaint, while the family was in Michigan on May 2, 2009, 10-month-old Peyton got a hold of a morphine tablet that Lonkoski left on the table. Lonkoski stated he was high on marijuana at the time.

In the complaint, Lonkoski stated that Peyton started making strange noises and that it looked like she ate something she didn't like. He stated that he knew Peyton took the tablet because it was missing from the table. He felt around her mouth but says she already swallowed it. It was then that he gave her a bottle of milk to wash the tablet down. After the bottle, she grew tired and went to sleep.

The next morning, according to Lonkoski in the criminal complaint, Peyton's eyes were glossy but he didn't want to tell anyone because he believed the girl's mother, Bodoh, would be upset. He also didn't take her to the hospital because he didn't think he had custody of the child. Bodoh, unaware that her daughter had taken a morphine pill, didn't think Peyton needed to go to the hospital, according to statements in the criminal complaint. Autopsy results from Friday show that the Peyton died from a drug overdose.

Both Lonkoski and Bodoh are scheduled to make an initial court appearances Tuesday afternoon.

Online Reporter: Katie Rosenberg

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