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During the three-week trial of Amy Leanne Prien, 31, witnesses testified about her unquenchable appetite for methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal stimulant. Witnesses also said Prien's home was a den for drug users and dealers.<br><br>
Her 3-month-old son, Jacob Wesley Smith, was found dead in the home January 19, 2002.<br><br>
The Riverside County coroner originally labeled the cause of death sudden infant death syndrome; however, a toxicology report later showed the boy had overdosed on methamphetamine.<br><br>
Defense lawyer Stephen Yagman said he would appeal, adding there was no evidence that the baby ingested the drug through the breast milk.<br><br>
District Attorney Grover Trask said his office decided to aggressively prosecute Prien as a deterrent to other drug users.<br><br>
Prien, who has three other children, was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder and four counts of child endangerment. She also was convicted of four counts of misdemeanor drug possession.<br><br>
She could get up to life in prison when sentenced next month.
 
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