MARIETTA — Opening arguments are set to begin Monday in the mur-der trial of an Austell mother accused of killing her 2-year-old son with a lethal dose of codeine in 2014, according to the Cobb District Attorney’s office.
Erica White, 45, faces charges of murder, aggravated battery and making false statements related to her son’s death in November 2014, according to her arrest warrant.
Autopsy reports show that her son had high levels of codeine, a narcotic commonly found in cough syrup, in his system at the time of his death, the warrant states. White first denied being prescribed or possessing codeine at the time of his death, but prescription records show she was prescribed Tylenol 3 with codeine and filled the prescription just days before her son’s death.
White’s trial will begin with opening statements on Monday morning at 9 a.m. in Cobb Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark’s courtroom, accord-ing to Kim Isaza, spokesperson for the Cobb DA’s office.
The trial is expected to last two weeks, Isaza said.
White has been in custody at the Cobb jail since her arrest in May 2015, jail records show.