Lee Co. woman sentenced to 18 years for causing baby’s death from meth use

Lee Co. woman sentenced to 18 years for causing baby’s death from meth use
Cherith Shoemaker, convicted of causing death of her baby due to meth use (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A Lee County woman convicted in the death of her baby has been sentenced.

Cherith Shoemaker was convicted in March of chemical endangerment of a child causing death. She was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.

Authorities said the baby died as a result of Shoemaker’s meth use, as she used meth up to the day she gave birth. Authorities said Shoemaker gave birth to the baby in a bathtub, wrapped him in a towel, tossed him in a corner, and cleared the scene.

According to Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes, this is the first conviction for a Class A felony under the statute of Alabama.

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