Newborn Portland girl died of meth, pneumonia

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An autopsy shows that a newborn girl found dead in a north Portland apartment died of methamphetamine intoxication and pneumonia.

KATU-TV reports ( ) that a couple charged in the case pleaded not guilty Monday to murder by abuse and manslaughter.

Held without bail are 34-year-old Jamie Mangus and 29-year-old Sarah Mangus. A grand jury indictment accuses them of causing the baby's death by neglect and maltreatment.

Court documents say the little girl named Krystal lived just 12 hours before her April 12 death. The couple were indicted earlier this month and arrested last Friday.

Documents say Sarah Mangus told authorities the couple have been living in a tent.


Information from: KATU-TV,

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