Murder charge dismissed against Winchester mother
The Associated Press
WINCHESTER, Tenn. - Saying the autopsy report was wrong, a prosecutor today dismissed a murder charge against a mother accused of killing her severely disabled daughter with an overdose of medication.
District Attorney Mike Taylor told a judge that new tests showed 15-year-old Ashley Mignano, who had cerebral palsy, did not die July 4 from a fatal dose of phenobarbital. The teenager's mother, Margaret Mignano, had been arrested in August and spent a week in jail before she was freed on $200,000 bond.http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/11/61431681.shtml?Element_ID=61431681