Woman pleads guilty to controlledsubstance homicide

first_imgA Vancouver woman accused of having a hand in the fatal heroin overdose of a man last summer pleaded guilty to controlled-substance homicide and possession of a controlled substance.Brittany N. Sonnen, 26, agreed to plead guilty to the charges Friday evening, on the eve of her co-defendant’s controlled-substance homicide trial this week.Jerome Otto, 22, of Vancouver will stand trial in Clark County Superior Court Judge John Wulle’s courtroom. Sonnen signed an agreement with prosecutors to testify against Otto at trial.Opening statements in Otto’s trial are set to begin today; attorneys were picking a jury Monday afternoon.Prosecutors allege the two sold heroin to Adam Hurd of Vancouver through his girlfriend last August. Three days later, Hurd, 24, died of a drug overdose.The two defendants allegedly knew Hurd had overdosed on heroin before, and knew Hurd’s father had tried to help him with his heroin addiction by having him work at a family business in Eastern Oregon.last_img read more