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Grand jury indicts man on murder charge in deadly heroin overdose

Posted: Updated: Nov 13, 2013 11:49 PM
Jarret McCasland (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Jarret McCasland (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A man accused of giving his girlfriend a deadly dosage of heroin has been formally charged with murder.

According to District Attorney Hillar Moore, an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jarret McCasland, 24, of Denham Springs, on a second-degree murder charge in the death of his girlfriend, Flavia Cardenas, 19.

Prosecutors believe McCasland injected Cardenas with a deadly amount of heroin in July.

If convicted of second-degree murder, he could face life in prison.

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