Woman facing charges after overdosing while 7 months pregnant, police say

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Kasey Dischman, 30, overdosed in her East Butler home on Friday, days after getting out of jail for retail theft, authorities said. In order to try to save her baby, doctors had to deliver the girl by performing an emergency cesarean section.

Pennsylvania State Police said they are charging Dischman, who is recovering in a hospital, with aggravated assault on an unborn child.

Dischman’s baby is in critical condition and on life support. If the baby does not survive, police said they plan to charge Dischman with homicide.

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