Austintown mom charged after toddler dies from fentanyl overdose
An Austintown woman is charged with felony child endangering after authorities say her son died of a fentanyl overdose just days before his second birthday.
Brianna Zagotti answered the charge before a judge in County Court on Monday, following her arrest on a warrant issued by Austintown Township Police.
According to a police report, police and the coroner were called to Zagotti’s Compass West apartment on July 7 to investigate a call made about an unresponsive child.
The officer reports finding the parents administering CPR to the toddler on the bedroom floor.
Police, firefighters, and paramedics continued CPR until a doctor declared that the child, Amari Zagotti, did not survive.
Zagotti and the child’s father told police that there were no drugs in the apartment that the child could have encountered.
According to a criminal complaint issued last week, the child died from ingesting the powerful opiate fentanyl.
The Mahoning County Coroner found that the boy died from acute fentanyl intoxication, and ruled the death accidental.
Brianna Zagotti is scheduled to appear again in court on November 8.