CLAYTON, Mo. (KSDK) - A mother has been charged in the death of her toddler.
Prenise Payne, 22, has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter.
According to the probable cause statement, Payne's 19-year-old son, Jace Echoles, was found unresponsive in Payne's bed. He was later pronounced dead.
An autopsy revealed Echoles had been given a fatal dose of morphine while in the sole care and custody of Payne. Morphine was also found in Payne's home.