Jury selection begins in Warren babies’ overdose case

Davis's attorney questioned jury pooling procedures that would reduce the number of African Americans on the panel

Carlisa Davis


WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Jury selection started Monday in the trial against a Warren mom accused of allowing her two small children to swallow heroin.

Nineteen-year-old Carlisa Davis is charged with felony child endangering after her children were rushed to the hospital earlier this year. They were unresponsive when they arrived and had to be given an overdose-reversal drug.

Judge Wyatt McKay allowed jury selection to proceed Monday as scheduled despite a motion by Davis’s attorney questioning jury pooling procedures that would reduce the number of African Americans on the panel.

Davis’s mother, Lisa Davis, was also charged in the case. She pleaded guilty last week to one count of permitting drug abuse, and she will be sentenced at a later date.