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Mass. woman gets 10 years in N.H. overdose death

DOVER, N.H. — A Massachusetts woman convicted of providing methadone to a New Hampshire woman who died of a drug overdose has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.

A Strafford County Superior Court jury found Sabreena Morgan, 22, of Haverhill, Mass., guilty in April in the death of Angela Campbell, of Rochester, N.H.

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Morgan provided the methadone that led to Campbell’s death in June 2010.

Prosecutors had asked for 15 years to life in prison, as allowed under state law. Morgan’s lawyer argued the sentence was too harsh and asked for a maximum of five to 20 years.

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Foster’s Daily Democrat reported that Morgan tearfully addressed the court and offered condolences and an apology to Campbell’s family, as well as her own. Morgan said the situation is a tragic one for all involved.

In addition to her prison sentence, Judge John Lewis also ordered Morgan to pay more than $60,000 for the hospital treatment and funeral expenses for Campbell.

Members of Campbell’s family also spoke in court. Campbell’s aunt, Michelle Register, acknowledged that her niece had made a mistake.

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“But a piece of everyone died with Angela,” she said.

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