Mother is sentenced to 19 years in prison for sending drugs to her imprisoned daughter who then died of an overdose
Mom sentenced: Kimberly Mullins, 44 (left), has been sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison after smuggling drugs to her jailed daughter, Jamie Green (right), who later died of an overdose
Green, 25, died after ingesting a mixture of fentanyl and morphine
Green, who had been battling addiction from age 17, leaves behind two young children
Her father died of drug overdose when Green was 11
A Kentucky mother has been sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison after smuggling drugs to her jailed daughter, who later died of an overdose.
Gaol: Mullins had confessed to regularly sending heroin to her daughter, while she was an inmate in the Kenton County jail (pictured)
Mullins had confessed to regularly sending heroin to her daughter, while she was in jail. She also confessed to buying a fentanyl and morphine mixture, thinking she was buying heroin.
The Kentucky Department of Justice says Mullin's daughter, Jamie Green, overdosed on September 5, 2015. She was 25 years old and a mother of two, 8-year-old Jayden and 5-year-old Brooklyn.
Two inmates, Lisa Lattimore and Lynette Ball, have also been convicted after pleading guilty to being a part of the conspiracy.
Mullins admitted to arranging the delivery of the narcotic substance to her daughter behind bars with the aid of Ball and Lattimore, who also were being held in the Kenton County Jail.
Lattimore received 160 months, and Ball got 144 months. All three women must serve at least 85 percent of their sentences.
Jamie Green had been jailed in the Campbell County Detention Center since May 27, 2015, on a probation violation.
Young mother: Green, 25, died in September 2015, leaving behind a 5-year-old daughter (pictured) and an 8-year-old son
Bad influence: A family member said Green (left) turned to heroin after reconnecting with Mullins, who was herself a drug addictOn September 4, 2015, she was transferred to the Kenton County Jail and placed with the general women's population.
A day later, Green fell ill after taking the fentanyl-morphine concoction and passed away a short time later.
Green's criminal record dating back to 2009 included several arrests for minor crimes, such as shoplifting and driving a moped without a license.
In court, Kim Mullins provided the judge a written statement asking to be treated as a person
She spent her early years being bounced between foster homes, relatives and family friends.
Green became hooked on prescription painkillers after delivering her son through a C-section at age 17.
According to Rachel Riffle O'Hara, a relative who helped raise Green and who is now caring for her son, Green turned to heroin after reconnecting with her mother as an adult.
The Enquirer reported that during her sentencing Thursday, Kim Mullins provided the judge a written statement asking to be treated as a person, not as a case number.
'I can't lose sight that Ms. Green wanted also wanted to be treated as a person, not a number,' District Court Judge Amul Thapar said in response.