PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman has been sentenced to probation and
jail time after pleading guilty to child abuse for allowing her two young
children to eat aspirin and other pills from bottles.
A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman said Commissioner James Rummage
sentenced Jessica Harvey, 33, to three years of supervised probation and 90 days in
jail beginning Wednesday.
Phoenix police said after Harvey was arrested in May that a neighbor reported
seeing Harvey’s children eating pills from six bottles.
The neighbor stopped the children from eating the pills and went to check on
Harvey, who was found unresponsive in the home.
Police said one of the children was found to have a life-threatening dose of
aspirin in his system and his stomach had to be pumped.