- Associated Press - Thursday, February 25, 2016

DALLAS (AP) - A third defendant has been sentenced in the overdose death of a 19-year-old Dallas woman.

The Dallas Morning News (https://bit.ly/24qwwww ) reports that 26-year-old Kathryn Dirks was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in federal prison in connection to the March 2014 death of Rian (RY’-an) Lashley. She had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin.

Prosecutors say Lashley overdosed and died after being injected with heroin by Dirks and Cierra Rounds in an attempt to rob Lashley.

Prosecutors say the heroin was provided by Jimison Coleman, who Rounds was dating at the time. Rounds was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in federal prison for her role in Lashley’s death. Coleman received a 16-year federal prison sentence Monday for his role in the case.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, https://www.dallasnews.com

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