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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – The Oktibbeha County district attorney’s office won’t pursue felony charges against a Starkville daycare worker who admitted to giving two children a powerful muscle relaxer that sent them to the emergency room.

Assistant district attorney Lindsay Clemons tells The Commercial Dispatch (http://bit.ly/13f2FL1 ) that 52-year-old Diana Covin won’t be prosecuted for a felony because evidence from medical records fails to prove serious bodily injury.

Clemons says such injury was required under the Mississippi law at time.

Covin was arrested by Starkville police June 6, 2012, less than a month after two children – both under a year old – were hospitalized the same day.

Police say both children had been under Covin’s supervision at First Baptist Church in Starkville.

Authorities say she admitted giving the children Tizanidine, a prescription drug.

 

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  • cyndi

    WTFH ? HOW MS. CLEMONS ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR EVERYDAY KNOWING THAT YOU ARE LETTING THIS WOMAN OFF WITH A SLAP ON THE WRIST INSTEAD OF IN THE FACE..? THIS IS NOW SENDING OUT THE MESSAGE THAT IF YOU WORK AT A DAYCARE YOU CAN DOPE UP THE KIDS AND NOT TO WORRY , IT’S NOT A FELONY… PLEASE ….THIS MAKES ME SICK , JUST ONE MORE REASON WORKING MOTHERS HAVE TO WORRY…THANKS ALOT, FOR NOTHING..

  • Dino

    This is unbelievable! This woman is in her 50’s and knows better, Those babies couldn’t protect themselves no more than their parents who thought their children were being protected. So if guess if one of them would have lost their life than the DA would prosecute????? It is illegal for anyone to administer a drug to someone without their knowledge regardless of the age or the drug. This DA must be following the example of DA Allgood, he believes its only illegal if drugs are given to a young lady or a woman and than according to him it must be a Rohypnol. If i’m not mistaken a controlled substance is a controlled substance. So again this shows how bad our court and judicial system is!

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