User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Woman Pleads Guilty In Heroin Overdose Death, Gets 10 Years
Posted by Randy on 2014/2/27 4:44:59 (513 reads) News by the same author

(stltoday.com) - One of two Lincoln County siblings who police say provided a fatal dose of heroin to a Moscow Mills man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Click to see original Image in a new window

Wendy Voss, 32, of Moscow Mills had been facing second-degree murder charges but apparently entered the plea as part of a deal with prosecutors. She also pleaded guilty Monday of distributing a controlled substance in the death as well as in an unrelated case from 2011.

Circuit Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer, sentenced Voss to a total of 10 years in prison, seven years for involuntary manslaughter and 10 each for the drug charges. The sentences will run concurrently.

Voss and her older brother Jason Voss, 40, of Elsberry, had faced drug charges soon after Doug Geiger Jr., 29, of Moscow Mills, was found dead on April 23 at America's Best Value Inn in Troy. The charges were upgraded to second-degree murder after toxicology results confirmed Geiger had died of an overdose.

According to court documents in Geiger's case, two syringes and other drug paraphernalia were found in the room. Jason Voss told police that his sister sold heroin to Geiger for $100, and he delivered it and gave Geiger the syringe. He claimed Geiger injected it himself.

Lincoln County Prosecutor Leah Askey said she hoped Voss' sentence sent a message to drug dealers that she would no tolerate their activity.

"When lives are lost because of these dealers I am even more passionate about sending those offenders to prison," she said. "I want people to realize that drug overdoses happen in our county more frequently than I ever imagined prior to having this job – and not all of these people are long-time drug users or addicts.”

Jason Voss is set to go to trial Friday in Lincoln County.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/11/28 11:09:26 - KC Royals Trade Aaron Crow To Miami
2014/11/28 4:38:26 - Thanksgiving Rescue: Two Boys Buried Under 5 Feet Of Snow
2014/11/28 4:31:03 - Colorado Mastodon Bones Show Ancient Warmer Earth
2014/11/28 4:26:11 - University Of Massachusetts Cuts Ties To Cosby
2014/11/28 4:23:26 - Burt Reynolds Auctions Off Personal Items Amid Financial Struggles
2014/11/28 4:13:00 - Man Who Wounded FBI Agents In Ferguson Is Dead
2014/11/28 4:10:00 - 70-Year Old Man Gets Life In Prison For Murder
2014/11/28 4:08:21 - 4 Teens Die In Southwest Missouri Crash
2014/11/28 4:06:29 - Registered Sex Offender Accused Of Molesting Young Child
2014/11/28 4:04:13 - Missouri Man Dead After Violent Altercation With Officers
2014/11/28 4:00:32 - Early-Bird Shoppers Turn Out On Thanksgiving
2014/11/28 3:58:42 - Immigrants' Choices Tied To Their States Policies
2014/11/28 3:56:51 - Ferguson Protests Move To Target, Wal-Mart Stores
2014/11/28 3:54:15 - Updates: Black Friday From Start To Finish
2014/11/27 5:42:55 - School Considered Canceling Nutcracker Trip to Protect Kids From Christmas Tree Exposure
2014/11/27 5:39:25 - Hundreds Of Thousands Without Power Due To East Coast Storm
2014/11/27 4:42:24 - Harrison County Prosecutor-Elect Pleads Guilty In Theft Case
2014/11/26 10:12:40 - Amaren Files Application To Raise Charge On Bills
2014/11/26 10:08:15 - NCMC Board Of Trustees Meeting Report
2014/11/26 9:53:35 - Gallatin Residents To See Increase In Water Bills
2014/11/26 9:50:00 - No Green Card For Lauren Gray: Dancer Leaves For London Saturday
2014/11/26 9:45:04 - Trenton Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison
2014/11/26 9:42:24 - Missouri Taxpayers Sue Nixon For Common Core Tests
2014/11/26 6:49:29 - Trenton City Council Meeting Report
2014/11/26 4:18:15 - Google's Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors
2014/11/26 4:12:02 - The Forgotten First President (Hint: It wasn't George Washington)
2014/11/26 4:05:51 - Neighbors React To Permit For Controversial Hog Farm
2014/11/26 3:59:19 - Police: Teens Steal From Cancer Patient
2014/11/26 3:55:10 - Salvation Army Revisiting Policy After Family Turned Away Due To Age Of Son
2014/11/25 7:36:07 - University City, Mo. Officer Shot In Chest, Woman Dies



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM