On Thursday A Colorado mother pleaded guilty in the death of her 5-year-old daughter who died from a methamphetamine overdose .
27 Year-Old Stephanie Alvarado of Denver, will face up to 16 to 48 years behind bars after she pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder, and domestic violence.
Alvarado’s 5-year-old daughter Sophia Larson, died on December 11, 2019 after drinking from a water bottle laced with meth.
According to authorizes the defendant, her and her two cousins were doing meth after Alvarado was fired from her job after testing positive on a drug test.
After drinking from the bottle witness’s said that Stephanie did not immediately take her daughter to the emergency room, even after she started hallucinating by saying she’s seeing monsters and demons.
Alvarado and two other adults told investigators they were smoking meth in Alvarado’s apartment when the girl drank from the contaminated bottle.
Alvarado’s cousins Daniel Alvarado and Bertha Ceballos-Roma, who were at the scene, told investigators they thought the girl was possessed. Both have been charged as well. Ceballos-Roma was also deported to Mexico in October 2020.
The defendant’s sentencing is set for January 29. Her cousin Daniel Alvarado still faces his case.