By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
She’s behind bars on a half million dollar cash bond in Charleston, W. Va., a 25 year old mother allegedly high on pills and booze when police say she passed out atop her 3 month old baby last May 10, smothering her to death.
Leslie Boggs claimed she parked her daughter in a portable car seat, left the room to do some cleaning, then returned to find little Raynna not breathing. She blamed SIDs, a cause of death not inconsistent with the medical examiner’s preliminary autopsy. But that autopsy was recently revised after police found conflicts in Boggs’ story and enough evidence to charge Boggs with “child neglect causing death.”
“We’re not stuck on this charge,” Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants said Friday night when we were also a guest on HLN’s Nancy Grace Show, hinting it could get more serious.
Art Harris: exclusive information on Leslie Boggs baby death case
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