Woman sentenced to over 3 years in prison in connection to newborn's intoxication death

A Minnesota woman has been sentenced in connection to the death of her newborn daughter in 2018.

Court documents show that Rianna Marie Cameron, 29, was sentenced to more than three years (41 months) at the Shakopee Correctional Facility. In February she pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter and the second count of manslaughter was dismissed.

A criminal complaint states officers were called to a townhome at about 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2018, on a report of an unresponsive infant after a woman had just given birth. There, officers found Cameron lying on a bed in an upstairs bedroom. A man, later identified as the newborn's father, was at the foot of the bed. The complaint states a newborn baby girl was also in the bed. Authorities said the infant was a bluish-purple color and did not appear to be breathing.

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When asked how she was doing, Cameron she had been drinking for two and a half hours prior to the arrival of authorities, the complaint states. Authorities located an empty 1.75-liter bottle of whiskey in the kitchen.

The newborn was pronounced dead while en route to a hospital. Autopsy results revealed the newborn died from complications of acute ethanol intoxication and unsupported delivery, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, Cameron has two other young children and "has a lengthy chemical dependency and child protection history." The complaint states Cameron has been in and out of treatment.