Colorado mom pleads guilty to murder in 5-year-old daughter's meth overdose
KDVR / Garfield County
Stephanie Alvarado will face 16-48 years for Sophia Larson's murder and up to an additional six years for domestic violence in her Jan. 29 sentencing.

By Rob Low, KDVR

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) -- The mother of a 5-year old girl who died from a methamphetamine overdose pleaded guilty Thursday morning to murder in the second degree and criminal trespass involving domestic violence.

Stephanie Alvarado, 27, will face 16 to 48 years for the murder count and up to an additional six years for the domestic violence charge when she is sentenced Jan. 29.

Sophia Larson died Dec. 11, 2019 after drinking from a water bottle laced with meth according to the Garfield County Coroner.

Prosecutors say Alvarado waited hours to take her daughter to the emergency room, even though she saw her 5-year old hallucinating after drinking from a bottle she didn’t know was laced with methamphetamine.

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