Morphine Baby Bottle, Father not guilty

July 22, 2010 Updated Dec 7, 2005 at 2:12 PM EDT

The man who was accused of putting morphine into his sons baby bottle has been acquitted of both murder and manslaughter charges in the death of his 14-month-old son last year.

Prosecutors accused 20-year-old, Corbin Douglas, of Morris, of putting morphine in his son's milk bottle to quiet him.

Douglas, who has spent the past 9 months in the Otsego County Jail, was freed yesterday.

An autopsy report showed morphine in the baby's blood was in the fatal range.

The defendant's mother testified that 40 to 45 of her morphine pills had been taken from her supply of medication.

One juror said they had considered how many people were in the house and had access to the drugs and the child.

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