Wichita woman convicted in 2-year-old son's methadone death
May 23, 2021
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita mother was convicted Monday of first-degree felony murder after her 2-year-old son ingested methadone in a Wichita motel room in 2019.
A Sedgwick County jury deliberated about two hours before convicting Kimberly Compass, 25, in the May 31, 2019, death of Zayden JayNesahkluah. She will be sentenced Aug. 12.
Zayden was found dead after spending the night with his mother, sister and one of his mother's friends at the Sunset Motel.
Prosecutors alleged Compass mishandled three bottles of methadone that had been prescribed to help her kick a heroin habit. It was...