Riley Pettipierre
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Methadone beaker parents guilty of manslaughter

The parents of a toddler who died after drinking methadone have been found guilty of his manslaughter.

Shaun Binfield, 45, and Sally Dent, 33, of Belper, Derbyshire, had both denied the charges and were convicted after a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

Two-year-old Riley Pettipierre died in March 2012 after drinking Ms Dent's prescription methadone which had been poured into a child's drinking beaker.

East Midlands Today's Simon Hare reports.

  • 18 Jan 2013