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Hylton court date set

A Pulaski woman accused by police of murdering her three-year-old son is scheduled to appear in court in early December.
Lisa Michelle Hylton, 38, has a Dec. 2 court date for her charge of second-degree murder in the death of Trevor Kane Hylton, according to a spokeswoman for Pulaski County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Hylton, of Mashburn Avenue, also faces a charge of felony child neglect.
Police allege Hylton was negligent in failing to obtain medical treatment for the child for a period of 14 hours after he apparently ingested a Schedule II drug. They contend she knew the child ingested the drug.
She is charged with second-degree murder because the alleged neglect resulted in the child’s death.
Hylton was arraigned on her charges by video conferencing from the New River Valley Jail Thursday, the court spokeswoman said. No bond was set, so Hylton remains incarcerated.
Police responded to a residence in the 900 block of Mashburn Avenue at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday upon receiving a report of a child not breathing. Pulaski Police Department Sgt. R. D. Rucker was able to get the child to Pulaski Community Hospital within five minutes of the call. Emergency room workers tried for an hour to save the child’s life, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 5:38 a.m.
Authorities are not releasing the type of drug the child ingested until receiving a confirmation from the medical examiner’s office.
Schedule II drugs are drugs that have an accepted medical use, but also carry a high risk of abuse and both physical and psychological dependence. Methadone, oxycodone, and morphine are examples of Schedule II drugs.
According to a Sept. 30 Associated Press report, drug overdose deaths have now surpassed auto accidents as the number one cause of injury-related death in 16 states, not including Virginia. The report states that data from the Centers for Disease Control indicates the drug-related death rate “roughly doubled from the late 1990s to 2006.”
In 2003, eight states had more drug deaths than traffic fatalities. By 2006, that figure had doubled to 16.

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Hylton court date set

A Pulaski woman accused by police of murdering her three-year-old son is scheduled to appear in court in early December.
Lisa Michelle Hylton, 38, has a Dec. 2 court date for her charge of second-degree murder in the death of Trevor Kane Hylton, according to a spokeswoman for Pulaski County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Hylton, of Mashburn Avenue, also faces a charge of felony child neglect.
Police allege Hylton was negligent in failing to obtain medical treatment for the child for a period of 14 hours after he apparently ingested a Schedule II drug. They contend she knew the child ingested the drug.
She is charged with second-degree murder because the alleged neglect resulted in the child’s death.
Hylton was arraigned on her charges by video conferencing from the New River Valley Jail Thursday, the court spokeswoman said. No bond was set, so Hylton remains incarcerated.
Police responded to a residence in the 900 block of Mashburn Avenue at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday upon receiving a report of a child not breathing. Pulaski Police Department Sgt. R. D. Rucker was able to get the child to Pulaski Community Hospital within five minutes of the call. Emergency room workers tried for an hour to save the child’s life, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 5:38 a.m.
Authorities are not releasing the type of drug the child ingested until receiving a confirmation from the medical examiner’s office.
Schedule II drugs are drugs that have an accepted medical use, but also carry a high risk of abuse and both physical and psychological dependence. Methadone, oxycodone, and morphine are examples of Schedule II drugs.
According to a Sept. 30 Associated Press report, drug overdose deaths have now surpassed auto accidents as the number one cause of injury-related death in 16 states, not including Virginia. The report states that data from the Centers for Disease Control indicates the drug-related death rate “roughly doubled from the late 1990s to 2006.”
In 2003, eight states had more drug deaths than traffic fatalities. By 2006, that figure had doubled to 16.

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