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Dying Too Young: Samara Wallace

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
Name: Samara Wallace

Age: 20 months

Place of residence: Idabel

Died: Feb. 25, 2007

What happened: Samara found a bottle of pills that belonged to her mother's boyfriend and swallowed some, investigators said. The toddler died two days later from the accidental overdose of oxycodone and hydrocodone, according to medical examiner's records.

Other: The boyfriend, Kirby Josh Byassee, 20,is serving four years in prison for second-degree manslaughter. Samara's mother, Jessica Wells, 23, is serving two years in prison for second-degree manslaughter.

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