CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial in the 2011 heroin-related death of a woman in Carson City.
Judge John Tatro ruled Friday that there was sufficient evidence to bind Angel Altamirano over to Carson City District Court on a second-degree murder charge.
The Nevada Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/VYwPK0 ) Altamirano is accused of giving or selling heroin to 23-year-old Brittany Rubke in October 2011.
According to court documents, she had an adverse reaction that led to her death at a Reno hospital, but it's unknown whether she overdosed or not.
Under state law, a person can be charged with murder for giving or selling a controlled substance to someone who dies from taking the drug.
Altamirano is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 13 in district court.
Information from: Nevada Appeal, http://www.nevadaappeal.com
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