Feb 14, 2016 3:58 PM
3 charged in teen's overdose death await federal trials
The Associated Press
CONCORD — The cases of three people charged in last fall's fentanyl overdose death of a 17-year-old girl, including her mother, are headed for trial in federal court in April.
Evangelique "Eve" Tarmey, died on Oct. 17, 2015, at a Rochester motel of acute fentanyl intoxication. Mark Ross and Leslie Aberle are charged with giving Tarmey a drug that caused her death.
Tarmey's mother, Jazzmyn Rood, is charged with concealing knowledge and providing false information to police about the drug's distribution. All have pleaded not guilty.
Stephen Jeffco, the lawyer for Ross and Aberle, did not immediately return several calls seeking comment.
The cases originated in state court and were transferred to federal court, where the penalties are greater.