Phoenix mother Natalie Russell pleads guilty in daughter's drug-related death 12/12/2017 1:28 pm PST Comments KNXV By Joe Enea, KNXV PHOENIX -- (KNXV) -- A Phoenix woman accused in the drug-related death of her baby daughter last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse. Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 31-year-old Natalie Russell entered her plea Tuesday and is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 19. Russell originally was charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the April 2016 death of her daughter, Adalynn, who was nearly 2 years old. Autopsy results showed the girl had toxic levels of methadone and methamphetamines in her system at the time of her death, which was ruled a homicide. Police say Russell "recklessly left a 120 mg bottle of liquid methadone in reach of her children" and Adalynn drank some of the drug used to prevent withdrawal symptoms in those addicted to opiates. FULL STORY: Phoenix mother Natalie Russell pleads guilty in daughter's drug-related death - KNXV #Arizona #KNXV #Phoenix Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.