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Brandon man charged after woman dies from overdose

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BRANDON -- A man who was allegedly taking drugs with a woman when she overdosed and died in Brandon has been charged with manslaughter.

Police say the death happened in the summer of 2012.

On July 31 of that year, the body of a 25-year-old woman was found in her apartment in the 1200-block of Rosser Avenue. Although the cause of death was suspected to be drug-related from the start, final results from an autopsy didn't come back until early May 2013.

Those results confirmed that she had been killed by an overdose.

Police say the victim was taking drugs with a man who allegedly injected her with the narcotic hydromorphone, which is believed to have ultimately killed her.

However, they referred the case to the Crown Attorney's office for an opinion on whether charges could be laid.

The suspect was arrested Wednesday for his alleged involvement in the woman's death.

A 52-year-old Brandon man is to appear in court this morning, on charges of manslaughter and possession of hydromorphone for the purpose of trafficking.

- Brandon Sun

 

 

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