Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Baltimore prosecutor loses manslaughter case in fentanyl overdose

Baltimore County man Gabriel DelValle, 38, was charged with selling a lethal dose of fentanyl to a Pasadena man. He was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, a setback for prosecutors. DelValle was found guilty of drug possession and distribution. In the appeals court ruling, Judge Daniel Friedman wrote that the victim chose to inject himself with the drugs that ultimately killed him.

DelValle's lawyer argued he was “one of the end users” of the drugs. “He didn’t package it. He didn’t put it (fentanyl) in there. He didn’t ask for it”

Jason Patton Baker is accused of selling fentanyl that killed a 16 year old.