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Tennessee man pleads guilty to selling heroin in overdose

August 24, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin to a man who died of an overdose.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said in a news release Friday that David Mitchell Murray faces 20 years to life in federal prison at sentencing Nov. 2.

Murray pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin resulting in the death of Sean Heywood.

Prosecutors say Heywood made an arrangement over the phone with Glenda Aldape to buy heroin on March 28, 2016. Prosecutors say Aldape sent Murray to deliver the heroin to Heywood.

Heywood’s father later found him unresponsive on the bathroom floor. An autopsy showed Heywood died of a lethal heroin dose.

Aldape has been indicted on heroin-related charges. Her lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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