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Charges dismissed against mother of Churchville boy, 10, who died of overdose

Dolfona Grayson had been charged with felony second-degree manslaughter back in December, along with her boyfriend Walter Morse. The charges were unsealed in court in December. (WHAM photo)

Rochester/Churchville, N.Y. (WHAM) - The mother of a Churchville boy who died of a drug overdose is no longer facing manslaughter charges in the death of her son.

Dolfona Grayson, 29, had been charged with felony second-degree manslaughter back in December, along with her boyfriend Walter Morse. The charges were unsealed in court in December.

On Tuesday, Judge John Demarco ordered all charges against Grayson to be dropped. She had been out of jail on electronic monitoring.

On June 12, Monroe County Sheriff's deputies say the boy, J’Vieon Grayson-Sutton, was found unconscious by his 6-year-old brother at their home on Fitch Street in Churchville. The six-year-old went to a neighbor on Fitch Street, who called 911 and gave J’Vieon CPR. The boy was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he died the next afternoon.

Prosecutors said Morse was accused of leaving out fentanyl in the Churchville apartment that led to J’Vieon's death. Grayon's mother was working at her job as a CNA when her son ingested the fentanyl. Prosecutors say Morse, the mother's boyfriend, was supposed to be home with J’Vieon and his brother, but he left them alone for at least an hour.

Morse was also arraigned on 14 other criminal charges, including one count of attempted murder 1st, one count of assault 2nd, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon 2nd, six counts of criminal use of drug paraphrenalia 2nd, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell 5th, and two counts of criminal possession of a narcotic drug 3rd.

The status of Morse's charges remain unclear.

13WHAM News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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