Mother, Two Others Charged In 17-Year-Old’s Drug Overdose Death
STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. - A Stewart County mother and two others have been arrested in connection with the death of her 17-year-old daughter back in October.
Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that 17-year-old Kristin Irizarry was found dead of a drug overdose at a home in Cumberland City on October 14, 2012. An investigation into her death revealed that Irizarry had multiple drugs in her system at the time of her death including ethanol and oxymorphone, also known as Opana.
Investigators said that Irizarry had been given oxymorphone pills by her mother, 41-year-old Nicole Irizarry, to sell. The night of her death, the 17-year-old went to a party to sell the drugs with 20-year-old Darius Skelton and 19-year-old Dayzon Skelton. Police said Kristin Irizarry was found dead at Dayzon Skelton's home the morning after the party.
Nicole Irizarry was indicted on one count of second degree murder, one count of aggravated child neglect, one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a child and one count of conspiracy to sell a scheduled drug.
Dayzon and Darius Skelton were each indicted on one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child, one count of conspiracy to sell a scheduled drug and one count of criminally negligent homicide.
Nicole Irizarry was taken to the Henry County jail and booked on $50,000 bond. The Skeltons were booked into the Stewart County jail on $25,000 bond each.