CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Harrison County woman who was on probation for a drug charge is now accused of child neglect after allegedly taking illegal prescription drugs, passing out on one of her twin babies and suffocating him.
Tricia Brooke Moore McCoy, 27, of Shinnston, and her husband, Clovis Harold McCoy, Jr., 32, were charged with child neglect resulting in death and child neglect creating a risk of serious injury or death — both felonies.
Clovis McCoy is accused of giving Xanax to Tricia Moore and then leaving her alone with the kids, knowing she was under the influence.
Ms. Moore allegedly told investigators with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department she took several pills before sitting on her bed, last Tuesday, while holding her baby boy who was three months old.
The other twin, said to be a girl, was not injured and is now being cared for through Child Protective Services.
If convicted, the McCoys could be sentenced to spend a decade behind bars.