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Woman enters no contest plea in grandson's methadone death

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CLEVELAND,Ohio (AP) -

A 46-year-old woman has been found guilty of charges related to the methadone overdose death of her grandson in Cleveland.

Cleveland.com reports Norma Carraballo-Vasquez could receive 11 years in prison after pleading no contest Wednesday in a Cleveland courtroom to involuntary manslaughter and child endangering for the overdose death of 2-year-old Noah Harvey in March.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 31.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office ruled that Noah died after ingesting an adult dose of methadone. He also had large doses of Benadryl and Robitussin in his system.

An assistant county prosecutor said the methadone container had a child-proof lid and that Carraballo-Vasquez, a recovering heroin addict, must have left the container open and in reach of her grandson.

Carraballo-Vasquez's attorney wasn't immediately available for comment Thursday.

Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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