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Man gets probation for overdose death of another man

August 2, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Bettendorf man charged in connection with the overdose death of another man has been given three years of probation.

The Quad-City Times reports that Michael Spencer also was granted a deferred judgment. A deferred judgment allows Spencer’s conviction to be removed from court records if he fulfills his probation terms. He’d pleaded guilty to delivery of heroin. Prosecutors dismissed a conspiracy charge in return.

Prosecutors say Spencer prepared two syringes of heroin on April 7 last year that he’d bought with money given him by 23-year-old Tyler Ekstrand. A court document says Ekstrand overdosed and died on the floor of Spencer’s apartment.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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