- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeastern Ohio man who gave heroin to a woman who later died from an overdose has been sentenced to three years in a state prison.

Twenty-two-year-old Jack Shaffer turned and apologized to the family of Julia Robbins in the sentencing hearing this past week in Akron.

Shaffer had pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter and corrupting another with drugs in connection with Julia Robbins’ death last March.

Prosecutors say Shaffer bought the heroin from another man and gave it to the 21-year-old Robbins, who died from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group (https://bit.ly/18yYdKN ) reports that the 21-year-old man who allegedly sold the heroin to Shaffer is scheduled to stand trial in February on a drug-trafficking charge.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, https://www.cleveland.com

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