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Columbia man sentenced to 5 years in teen’s heroin overdose

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ A Columbia man has been sentenced to five years in prison for renting a motel room where a 16-year-old girl died of a heroin overdose.

The U.S. attorney’s office says in a release that 30-year-old Jon Patrick Washington was sentenced Tuesday for maintaining a drug-involved premise.

Prosecutors say Columbia police officers responded to a suspected heroin overdose death at a now-closed Columbia motel in April 2014. Washington admitted that he rented a room at the motel for the purpose of using heroin.

The release said Washington also admitted that he had injected the teen with heroin before her death.

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