Woman charged with criminal homicide for poisoning 2-year-old son allegedly with Vicodin

Jim Melwert
September 18, 2018 - 4:24 pm
Jennifer Clarey has been charged with poisoning her son in their Tullytown home.

Bucks County District Attorney's Office


TULLYTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 42-year-old Bucks County woman has been charged with poisoning her son in their Tullytown home.

On Aug. 25, Children and Youth Social Services called police to check on Jennifer Clarey and her 2-year-old son. When police entered the home on Lovett Avenue, they found Clarey in a bed with the body of her son, Mazikeen Clarey. 

Court documents revealed that the boy’s body was cold to the touch, and she had what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds on her wrists.

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said they also found an empty bottle of Vicodin in the home, along with a children’s sippy cup.

"The sippy cup and the contents of the sippy cup, the liquid contents did reveal the presence of Vicodin, which little Mazikeen did have in his system at a toxic level," he added.

Weintraub said they have no knowledge of a therapeutic dosage of Vicodin for a 2-year-old.

"Quite simply goes beyond a terrible tragedy," he said. "This was clearly a murderous act — his mother killed him, she murdered him, and now she’s going to have to suffer the consequences."

Clarey was arraigned on charges of criminal homicide and is being held without bail.