A group of three people are facing charges after a 14-year-old special-needs girl died in October 2016 in Montgomery, Alabama. According to Chron, 43-year-old Tommieretta Gunner and 28-year-old Marreissa Jones were charged with a first-degree felony injury to a child charge. The girl's father, 42-year-old Anthony Maurice Jackson is facing a third-degree felony injury to a child charge.
Authorities allege that Gunner and Jones, who are her caretakers, drugged the teen with two different high blood pressure medications over a three-week period at her home during the fall of 2016. The girl was required to take daily doses of antipsychotic medication and sedatives to treat her medical issues but not the blood pressure medications. Jackson is also accused of shocking his daughter with a stun gun seven times and threatening her at least 15 other times prior to her death.
Surveillance video in the home captured the girl's behavioral changes when given the medication. According to her autopsy, the cause of death was homicide caused by toxic effects of the blood pressure medication.
All three suspects were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and are currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail.
Gunner and Jones are facing up to life in prison. Jackson is facing up to 20 years in prison.