Pittsburgh police have filed additional charges against a Spring Hill-City View woman and a man who lived with her in connection with her toddler's death last week.
Sondra Rector, 24, and William Kablach, 62, were charged this weekend with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Ms. Rector's 18-month-old daughter Naveah Andriorio.
Pittsburgh police wrote in a criminal complaint when they filed the new charges that the doctor who conducted the autopsy "did a urine presumptive test for chemicals and it was positive for Opiates."
Ms. Rector called 911 Tuesday evening after she awoke from a nap after taking heroin and found her daughter unresponsive, police wrote.
Ms. Rector told police she left heroin and a needle in the bedroom where she and her daughter napped, according to the complaint. Police quoted Ms. Rector as saying Mr. Kablach left a 100 mg morphine pill on an end table near her daughter but wrote that Mr. Kablach told them he kept an anti-anxiety drug in the bedroom and that the pills were kept inside their bottle.
Police initially charged Ms. Rector and Mr. Kablach with endangering the welfare of Naveah, and Ms. Rector with heroin possession. Both were released on nonmonetary bond.
Court records show Mr. Kablach has been arraigned on the new charges and is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.
Ms. Rector has not been arraigned on the new charges. Her father declined to comment.
Representatives from the Pittsburgh police and Allegheny County district attorney's office also declined comment.
Liz Navratil: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Published June 23, 2014 5:55 PM