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Baltimore mother charged year after child died of methadone intoxication

Latosha Nance
Latosha Nance
Posted at 8:36 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 17:08:19-04

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore mother has been charged in the death of her 4-year-old son.

Deyonte Davis died October 30 of last year.

In January 2021, the medical examiner ruled it homicide caused by methadone intoxication.

After nearly 10 months of investigation, police gathered enough evidence to arrest 44-year-old Latosha Nance.

According to her lawyer, Todd Oppenheim, she was released from Central Booking.

"We see this as an accident and end we expect the charges to fully reflect that once the case moves forward," Oppenheim said during a zoom interview. "She was released yesterday after turning herself into custody. She’s fully prepared to go to court on this."

WMAR-2 News visited Nance's address in the 1700 block of Darvey Avenue. A man, who was later identified as Nance's partners, said she's innocent and that Deyonte "got into something he shouldn't have."

Court records show Nance has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, neglect of a minor, reckless endangerment and giving a false statement.

"She originally said the child had swallowed a whole bottle of Tylenol," said Detective Donny Moses. "We later learned that wasn't true. The death was originally listed as a questionable death."

Court records show Nance is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Neglect of a Minor, Reckless Endangerment and False Statement. Her next court date is set for November.