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Akron man enters guilty plea in woman's deadly heroin overdose

Jack Shaffer pleaded guilty to charges related to woman's deadly overdose.  (Source: Summit County Jail) Jack Shaffer pleaded guilty to charges related to woman's deadly overdose. (Source: Summit County Jail)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

On Thursday, December 11, 21-year-old Akron resident, Jack Shaffer, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and corrupting another with drugs, according to Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh.

Investigators found that on March 28, 2014, Shaffer purchased heroin from Brian Newell and gave it to Julia Robbins. 

Friends found Robbins passed out, outside a friend's home. 

That night she was carried inside and covered with a blanket as she rested on the floor.

The next morning she was unresponsive and pronounced dead. 

Her autopsy report indicated she died of an overdose of heroin, fentanyl and alcohol.

When investigators questioned Shaffer, he denied using or purchasing heroin. 

He later changed his story and admitted his role in what happened.

Co-defendant Brian Newell, 21, of Wren Walk in Akron, is also charged with trafficking heroin. 

Newell's trial date is set for December 15, 2014.

Judge Lynne Callahan will sentence Shaffer January 28, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.

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