Antioch mom in custody following homicide indictment for dying of 3-year-old daughter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An Antioch woman surrendered to police Wednesday after grand jury indictments charged her with the murder of her 3-year-old daughter.

In July 2020, three-year-old Paris Clark-Wilcox was found unresponsive in a residence on Saddlecreek Way in Antioch.

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The child was then taken to a Smyrna Hospital by her mother, Prestina Clark-Wilcox, 24. The three-year-old was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The coroner said Paris died of acute fentanyl poisoning. Youth service detectives discovered that Prestina was addicted to illegal drugs. A small plastic bag with a white stone that tested positive for cocaine was found in Prestina’s bed when officials arrived to check the house after the child died.

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Investigators believe the child ingested her mother’s illegal drugs. Prestina surrendered at the downtown detention center on Wednesday. The grand jury indictment accused Prestina of first-degree murder, increased neglect of children and increased risk to children.

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A criminal judge found her bail at $ 250,000.

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