Dying Too Young: Precious Angel Tahsahsanah-Mejia

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 4:05 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
Name: Precious Angel Tahsahsanah-Mejia

Age: Stillborn

Place of residence: Enid

Died: July 30, 2006

What happened: Precious Angel was born early — at 29 weeks gestation — by Cesarean section to a mother who tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana, a medical examiner's report states. The illegal drugs were detected in the brain tissue of Precious Angel, who was stillborn. The official cause of death is prematurity, but the autopsy states there is the “possibility of a drug-related death due to maternal drug abuse.”

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