A plea deal has been reached between prosecutors and one of the three individuals indicted in connection with the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller. He will serve 17 years in jail.
To his knowledge, fentanyl is 50 times more powerful than heroin, and Stephen Walter will plead guilty to supplying the star with it.
Miller reportedly overdosed in 2018 after snorting the analgesic. A toxicology report concluded that he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, alcohol, and cocaine.
At approximately 22:30 on September 6, 2018, the musician, who has been vocal about his issues with addiction, was last seen alive by his assistant.
The next morning, his aide found him dead in bed. The paramedics pronounced him deceased at the site. Walter, 48, did not provide the tablets directly to Miller, as stated in the Los Angeles plea agreement.
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To get the fentanyl to Miller’s dealer, Cameron James Pettit, he “knowingly and intentionally” directed a second guy to sell counterfeit oxycodone pills containing the drug.
Walter “knew that the pills… contained fentanyl or some other federally controlled substance,” it says. Three guys were taken into custody and charged with Miller’s murder; their trial was set to begin on November 16.
If the judge agrees to Walter’s plea offer, he won’t have to go to trial on the more serious counts he was facing, such as fentanyl distribution leading to death and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance leading to death.
According to court documents acquired by the BBC, he will instead serve 17 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
William S. Harris, Walter’s attorney, told Rolling Stone, “The new charge takes out the death allegation.”
“It’s a binding plea agreement for 17 years [in prison]. The judge will either accept or reject it. If he accepts it, there will be no power to sentence my client to more. If he rejects it, there’s no deal.”
If the bargain holds, Walter will appear in court on November 8 to enter a new plea.
He stated, “No one has threatened or forced me in any way to enter this agreement,” in a statement that was included with his plea bargain.
“I am pleading guilty because I am guilty of the charge and wish to take advantage of the promises set forth in this agreement, and not for any other reason.”
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The court has apparently approved a separate arrangement between Miller and the pill supplier, Petit, and the trial for the third defendant, Ryan Reavis, is set to begin in the new year.
Journal News has confirmed that the rapper Mac Miller died of an accidental overdose. Take a look at the post shared by Journal News-
Miller, true name Malcolm James McCormick, died at the young age of 26. He just broke up with music diva Ariana Grande and opened up candidly about his battles with mental health and addiction on his album Swimming.
The album debuted in the top three in the United States, and his planned tour had only begun when he passed away.
Last week saw the official re-release of the star’s critically praised mixtape Faces from 2014, and it has since become the best-selling record in the United States.
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