Man charged in connection to heroin o...

Man charged in connection to heroin overdose

There are 10 comments on the WNYT Albany story from Sep 22, 2008, titled Man charged in connection to heroin overdose. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

State police say a Hudson Valley man died using heroin and they've charged another man with criminally negligent homicide for his death.

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Albany, NY

#1 Sep 22, 2008
WOW that sucks...jst because that was his "buddie" he goes to jail...unless he actually injected this man, then why?

Syracuse, NY

#2 Sep 22, 2008
Yeah i was wondering the same thing. Did this guy actually inject the other guy? If not then it doesn't really make sense. Unless it is because he didn't call 911 and he drove the other guy to the hospital? They should really be more specific.

Albany, NY

#3 Sep 23, 2008
Yeah, maybe that's what happened...he might have not reported this like he should have or something.

Albany, NY

#4 Sep 24, 2008
I totally disagree with the charges that have been brought against this man! It is obvious that he is addicted to heroin. I beleive the addiction needs to be addressed rather than being charged as a criminal. Lets face it the drugs have made it in to the correctional facilities. No justice will be served by sending him to jail where the drugs are accessible. This will allow him to continue the same behaviors. Living with the death of his friend clean and sober will be punishment enough!

Albany, NY

#5 Sep 24, 2008
Again this should depend on what part he played in helping his friend. If he just sat there while he was dying then he needs a wake up call, jail would be just the ticket for that, but if he called the ambulance and helped get this guy help, then that should be considered also.

United States

#6 Oct 9, 2008
No way this man is not guilty, no one holds you down to do herroin and i doubt he injected his buddy, I mean look at New york all there is , is drugs and alcohol, hell what do you do when there is no jobs around all you do is sit around do drugs and alchohol, the biggest affenders of this is all the welfare.he should not go to jail , rehab all the way.he has to live with this guilt everyday of his life not us.
One who knows

Greenville, NY

#7 Oct 15, 2008
The man who died was NOT a heroin addict. His father had died maybe just 3 months prior and he was having a hard time dealing with it. He had health issues himself and his son is severly ill with a brain tumor. The man going to jail took advantage of a depressed man who was looking to let go of his grief if only for a short time. The man was arrested because he ADMITTED to injecting his "friend" with a deadly concoction knowing this was his first time with it. Instead of calling an ambulance for faster help, he chose to drive him to Hudson. Know the facts before you start ranting like Tina, talking about welfare. I don't give a rat's @$$ about his guilt or what he is feeling. He contributed to someone's death. This man left a wife and children and the man arrested helped.


#8 Oct 16, 2008
Sad and sorry. Heroin is a much bigger problem than people understand right now. Please be aware, it's in the best schools and neighborhoods and the more hopeless the world seems the more likely people (of all ages) are to try self-med. relief. Stay strong, watch for signs and intervene.

Troy, NY

#9 Oct 16, 2008
If someone purchases something that they know can be deadly and gives it to someone else it's considered CNH. Just like a parent buying booze for someone underage and that person is killed in an accident, still considered CNH.

Albany, NY

#10 Oct 16, 2008
Yeah, no matter what this drug was illegal, and if he injected this man with it, then he needs to have a time-out in jail.

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