- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio college student has been sentenced to four years in prison for supplying heroin to a friend who then died from an overdose.

Twenty-year-old James Foreman was sentenced to the mandatory prison term on Tuesday after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in July.

The Akron Beacon Journal (https://bit.ly/1MomVwx ) reports that 18-year-old Krista Marie Barker died the day after Christmas 2014 after shooting up heroin she and a friend got from Foreman. Barker and Foreman attended the University of Akron.

Foreman told the judge that his intention was never to hurt Barker, and that he didn’t profit from selling her drugs. He said he wasn’t a drug dealer and just wanted to help out a friend.

The judge who sentenced Foreman called it an “all-around tragedy.”

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com


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