- Associated Press - Friday, November 18, 2016

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A Laramie man accused of providing hydrocodone to his wife before she died has pleaded guilty.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (bit.ly/2g3OocM) that 36-year-old Paul Harper pleaded guilty on Thursday to a single count of felony delivery of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison.

According to court documents, Harper’s wife Kaylee Harper died on July 8 due to respiratory depression created by a combination of ethanol and hydrocodone. The death was ruled accidental.

Police say Paul Harper gave his wife some of his prescribed hydrocodone tablets for back pain.

In court Thursday, Paul Harper said he no longer used hydrocodone for pain and instead takes Tylenol.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, https://www.laramieboomerang.com

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