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OFallon, Mo. man convicted in heroin death

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O’FALLON, Mo. -- A St. Charles County man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter for providing a fatal dose of heroin.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 37-year-old Jason Shell of O’Fallon was found guilty on Thursday on both the manslaughter charge and distribution of a controlled substance.

Shell supplied heroin to 36-year-old James Eyman III, who was found dead in a home in January. An investigation determined that Shell provided Eyman with a syringe of heroin, but did nothing to help when he realized that Eyman was in medical distress.

Shell faces sentencing on June 19.

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