Jul 18, 2016 10:10 AM

Man scheduled to plead guilty in Rochester teen Eve Tarmey's overdose death

CONCORD (AP) — A man accused of giving a 17-year-old girl a powerful painkiller that caused her death at a New Hampshire motel is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court.

Mark Ross is charged in the death of Evangelique "Eve" Tarmey. She died in a Rochester motel of acute fentanyl intoxication in October.

The 42-year-old Ross is to plead guilty Monday as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. They support a 20-year prison sentence that avoids the maximum punishment of life in prison.

A co-defendant, Leslie Aberle, initially pleaded not guilty to the same charges. She is scheduled to change her plea Monday.

Jazzmyn Rood, Tarmey's mother and Ross' girlfriend, is charged with concealing knowledge and giving false information to police. She's pleaded not guilty and faces trial in September.

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