Woman Arrested For Death Of Her Fetus


Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 9:11 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Tulsa woman charged with manslaughter for the death of her baby in an auto accident is now in custody in Texas. Lanie Moody was arrested near Fort Hood, Texas, on Oklahoma charges of manslaughter, child neglect, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities say Moody was seven months pregnant when she crashed her car last November near Sapulpa. She underwent a caesarean section but the baby died within days and tests later found meth in the baby's system.

Moody's 7- and 4-year-old children were injured in the crash and police say they found meth next to the car and a crack pipe in her pants.

For more background on this story, click on the links below to read additional stories about the accident.

11/7/2006 - Suspected Drug Use Linked To Sapulpa Traffic Accident

3/1/2007 - Woman Charged In Crash That Killed Her Fetus