W. Pa. man gets prison for woman’s overdose death

CLARION, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will spend 8 to 16 years in prison for injecting the heroin that killed a western Pennsylvania woman before moving her body to her car to make it appear she had overdosed alone.

The (Oil City) Derrick (http://bit.ly/16ok4BA) reports 30-year-old Shawn Ryan Carr, of Kittanning, was sentenced Wednesday by Clarion County Judge James Arner, who threatened to reject the plea bargain because he thought it was too lenient.

Instead, Arner imposed the sentence because the victim’s family wanted “to be done with this.”

Nineteen-year-old Devan Knapp’s mother reported her missing Jan. 13 and her body was found in her car two days later on a road outside Clarion, about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Carr had pleaded guilty to drug delivery resulting in death and other charges in July.


Information from: The Derrick, http://www.thederrick.com

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