West TN woman pleads guilty to selling fatal heroin dose

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A West Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty to selling heroin to a man who died of an overdose.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Thursday that 42-year-old Glenda Aldape has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin resulting in the death of Sean Heywood. Aldape faces 20 years to life in prison at sentencing, scheduled on April 26.

Prosecutors say Heywood made an arrangement over the phone with Aldape to buy heroin on March 28, 2016. Aldape sent David Mitchell Murray to deliver the heroin to Heywood.

Heywood’s father later found him unresponsive on the bathroom floor. An autopsy showed Heywood died of a lethal heroin dose.

Murray has also pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin resulting in death. His sentencing is pending.

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