Man pleads guilty to woman’s OD death

From local reports

PARKERSBURG- Christopher Scott Murvine, 27, in custody at the North Central Regional Jail, was sentenced Wednesday after his guilty plea to charges of petit larceny and voluntary manslaughter in connection with the January 2017 overdose death of Hannah Hescht.

He appeared before Judge J.D. Beane in Wood County Circuit Court

Under questioning during his September plea hearing, Murvine admitted to the delivery of a controlled substance to Hescht, which resulted in her death.

According to police records, Hescht died Jan. 25, 2017, at Marietta Memorial Hospital after being transported unresponsive from a Williamstown residence. A toxicology report showed her death was a result of a fentanyl overdose, which police found had been sold to her by Murvine, officials said.

Murvine was sentenced by Beane to 15 years in prison with credit for 249 days served for the voluntary manslaughter charge and one year with credit for 249 days served for a petit larceny charge to be served concurrently.

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