BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man convicted of second-degree murder for giving his girlfriend a deadly dose of heroin was sentenced to life in prison Friday.
Jarret McCasland, 26, of Denham Springs was found guilty in November by an East Baton Rouge Parish jury for his role in the death of his girlfriend in 2013.
Flavia Cardenas, 19, died from a heroin overdose in July 2013.
McCasland will serve a life sentence without the possibility of parole or probation.
The sentencing hearing was initially scheduled for January 11, but was delayed.
Judge Don Johnson handed down McCasland's sentence.
District Attorney Hillar Moore released a statement regarding the sentencing: