CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 45-year-old woman was sentenced to five years on an involuntary manslaughter charge in connection with her 2-year-old grandson's accidental overdose.
Norma Caraballo-Vazquez entered a no-contest plea earlier this month in connection with the charge.
Investigators say her 2-year-old grandson, Noah Harvey, was pronounced dead at a hospital in March 2017.
An autopsy found that Noah died with a large amount of drugs in his system, including methadone that was prescribed to his grandmother, a recovering heroin addict. He also had several times the recommended amounts of Benadryl and Robitussin in his little body.
Caraballo-Vazquez was babysitting Noah while his mother was at work. She text Noah's mom and told her he was sick and needed to see a doctor.
"It still weighs a lot, but with everything that has gone on, I'm very satisfied with all the help I have received, from not only the detective, but also the prosecutor," Noah's mother told Cleveland 19 News.
Caraballo-Vazquez has already served three months and will receive credit for time served.