A Delaware County woman was charged today with murder in the death of her 11-month-old son who died after ingesting heroin.
Christine Rivero, 29, of Sharon Hill, stood in shackles on Friday morning before Judge Horace Z. Davis. She is charged with third degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children and other related crimes. She was remanded to Delaware County jail with no bail.
On July 15 the baby, Niccolo Varner of Collingdale, was taken by paramedics to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital after police were called 8:24 a.m. to a home for a baby in respiratory distress. The child was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.