5-year term for Vancouver heroin overdose death

  • Fri May 4th, 2012 2:17pm
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Associated Press

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A woman who sold the heroin that killed a Vancouver man was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison.

Brittany Sonnen of Vancouver had pleaded guilty to controlled-substance homicide in the overdose death last August of 24-year-old Adam Hurd.

Sonnen’s boyfriend and co-defendant, Jerome Otto, was convicted Tuesday of controlled substance homicide and will be sentenced May 29 in Clark County Superior Court.

The Columbian reported that jurors returned a special finding that Otto showed an egregious lack of remorse. That gives the judge the option of imposing an exceptional sentence.