Fayette County

Uniontown mother charged with criminal homicide in 11-year-old son’s death

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A Uniontown woman is facing criminal homicide charges for her 11-year-old son’s death in August.

According to an affidavit, Ashleigh Lee called 911 to her Collins Avenue home where she reported her son was “unresponsive and cold to the touch.”

She told officers she had last talked to her son at 4 a.m. on Aug. 12 and checked on him again at 2 p.m., when she thought he was still sleeping.

When she went to wake him up at 10:30 p.m., 19 hours after she’d last spoken with him, that’s when she found him unresponsive, according to the affidavit.

Lee allowed officers to search her home and, according to the affidavit, they found drug paraphernalia with suspected residue throughout the residence and other “controlled substances.” The affidavit goes on to say that all that was found in places where the 11-year-old would’ve had access to them.

Toxicology reports came back on Oct. 13 and showed the 11-year-old had “an acute, combined lethal drug toxicity of fentanyl, heroin, and morphine, free with the use of amphetamines.” His cause of death was ruled Acute Combined Drug Toxicity of Fentanyl-Heroin and Morphine free with the use of Amphetamines.”

Lee was charged Thursday with criminal homicide, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia.

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