Mother pleads to manslaughter of her 4-month-old

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Blytheville Ark. – Christina Richard, wife of Johnny Richard, pled guilty yesterday to manslaughter for her part in the death of her 4 month old son.

According to District Prosecuting Attorney, she received 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections which is the maximum for this offense.

Johnny Richard previously pled guilty in February to the same offense and received the same sentence.

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The autopsy revealed the baby had toxic levels of methamphetamine in his system.

Mike Zwerlein was lead investigator on this case. Deputy Prosecutors Curtis Walker and Gina Knight represented the state.

Information from Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney

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