4 Sentenced In Farmington Woman’s Death

Updated 11 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Four people have been sentenced in connection with the morphine-related death of a Farmington woman last year.

Marilyn Rider died during a party last November.

The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death accidental and said it was caused by multiple chronic respiratory diseases aggravated by the morphine. The morphine had been injected at her request.

The Sun Journal, reports that defendants Eric Barnes of Skowhegan; Seth Gordon of Wilton; and his father and Rider’s boyfriend, Roy Gordon, previously pleaded guilty to felony charges of furnishing morphine. They received sentences of 15 months to two years.

Terry Oliver, of Wilton, who pleaded guilty to a more serious felony charge for selling morphine, was ordered to serve two years of a seven-year sentence.

 


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