Mother Indicted in Child's Death
A Memphis mother has been indicted on reckless homicide charges in the death of her four-month-old daughter.
On November 23rd, 2013, Catrina Perryman, 34, alerted paramedics that her infant daughter, Isabella Chavez, had been having difficulty breathing and was turning blue, according to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office. Chavez succumbed to drug toxicity at her mother’s home.
Although Perryman initially informed authorities that her child was given only ibuprofen, an autopsy revealed Chavez also had a level of Benadryl in her system that was several times the amount considered to be therapeutic for an adult.
Killer on Death Row Gets Additional 21-Year Sentence
A Memphis man currently on death row for murdering his girlfriend and her parents has received an additional 21-year prison sentence for attempted murder and several other offenses.
Sedrick Clayton, 31, was convicted in June on three counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Pashea Fisher, 23, and her parents Arithio Fisher, 56, and Patricia Fisher, 46. The murders happened on January 19th, 2012, following an argument between Clayton and Pashea.
On Friday, prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to sentencing Clayton to an additional 21 years for offenses stemming from the same incident. According to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, Clayton received 15 years for attempted murder, six years for employment of a firearm, three years for possession of a firearm, and 11 months and 29 days for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Clayton’s attempted murder and employment of a firearm sentences will run consecutively, while the others will be concurrent.