A couple from Derbyshire whose two-year-old son died after drinking methadone prescribed to his mother have been jailed for his manslaughter. Riley Pettipierre's parents found him lifeless at their home after he drank the heroin substitute from a child's beaker.
Our correspondent Peter Bearne was at Nottingham Crown Court and sent this report.
A couple whose two-year-old son died after drinking his mother's methadone in Derbyshire have been sentenced to a total of eleven-and-a half years in prison.
Heroin addict Sally Dent, 33, and Shaun Binfield, 45, were found guilty of the manslaughter of Riley Pettipierre after he died at the family's flat in Belper last March.
Mother Sally Dent was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison and father Shaun Binfield was sentenced to four years.
A mother and her partner are due to be sentenced later, after being convicted for the manslaughter of a toddler.
Two-year-old Riley Pettipierre, from Belper in Derbyshire, died after drinking the drug methadone. Sally-Anne Dent and Shaun Binfield were found guilty of causing his death in January 2013.
The sentencing is taking place at Nottingham Crown Court.
The 41-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman from Derbyshire charged with the manslaughter of a two-year-old boy are to appear in court later.
Riley Pettipierre was taken ill at a house in Belper on Tuesday morning but later died.
The man and woman are due to appear before South Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court later today.
A 41-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman from Derbyshire have been charged with manslaughter following the death of two-year-old.
Riley Pettipierre died in hospital after falling ill at a property in Belper on Tuesday morning.