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2 sentenced for leaving highly intoxicated friend to die

August 8, 2019

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A man who urinated on his highly intoxicated friend before leaving him to die on his grandmother’s front lawn has been sentenced to six months in jail under a plea deal.

The Albany Times-Union reports that 22-year-old Samuel Heroux, of Cohoes, was sentenced Thursday for the 2017 death of 19-year-old Liam McGlinchey. His co-defendant, 17-year-old Isaiah DePiazza, was sentenced to one to three years.

The two were convicted of criminally negligent homicide for leaving McGlinchey outside the home in Clifton Park, Saratoga County. McGlinchey’s blood alcohol level was at a potentially lethal limit.

The victim’s mother spoke in court with outrage about a video Heroux made of himself urinating on McGlinchey as he lay foaming at the mouth.

A judge says a knock on the door could have saved McGlinchey’s life.

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