Man Pleads Guilty in Friend's Fatal Heroin Overdose

August 17, 2018 - 1:58 pm

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to providing his friend with a lethal dose of heroin.

The Stamford Advocate reports that 43-year-old Christopher Brokaw, of Stamford, entered his plea Thursday to manslaughter and narcotics sales.

Prosecutors say Brokaw gave heroin to a 34-year-old Greenwich man who was found dead from an overdose in July 2017.

Brokaw issued an apology during his hearing. His attorney said afterward Brokaw was a respected member of the community until the "vicious drug" got a hold of him.

Brokaw faces up to 30 months in prison at sentencing in October.