Ohio woman sentenced for fatal heroin injection

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A 26-year-old central Ohio woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for administering a fatal dose of heroin to a 37-year-old man last year.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UTcasg ) reports that Emily Thacker of Westerville was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter.

Authorities said Thacker injected Russell Ronske with what turned out to be a fatal dose of heroin at an apartment after a night of partying. Prosecutors said she also injected Ronske's girlfriend, who also overdosed and nearly died.

Ronske died at a hospital emergency room.

Thacker said in court that she was "sorry that everything unfolded the way it did."

Four other felony charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com