Hillsboro man accused of manslaughter in heroin overdose case

By Terrapinzflyer · Oct 10, 2009 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Hillsboro man accused of manslaughter in heroin overdose case

    A Hillsboro man was arrested Thursday on charges he administered heroin to another man who then overdosed and died, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

    Sgt. Bob Ray, a sheriff's spokesman, did not immediately have many details of the original overdose.

    About three months ago, Ray said, authorities were called to the scene of an overdose death in Washington County. Investigators originally thought the man had injected himself, but also suspected that they hadn't learned the whole story.

    Kaleb Abraham, who turned 21 today, was arrested on accusations of manslaughter after an approximately three-month investigation by the Washington County Interagency Narcotics Team, a group comprising Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tigard police officers; county sheriff's deputies; the Oregon National Guard and the FBI.

    Investigators think Abraham was not injecting the man against his will, but was "just trying to get him high," Ray said.

    Abraham remains in custody at the Washington County Jail, where he faces charges of drunk driving, reckless endangerment, assault, possession and distribution of heroin and manslaughter. Not all of the charges stem from the overdose incident, Ray said.

    -- Michael Russell

    By Michael Russell, The Oregonian
    October 09, 2009, 6:55PM


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  1. Birkill
    Gutted mate, he was only tryig to help a fellow user out, ruined the rest of his young life, 15 years for man slaughter init?!Swim and his mates have an understanding that what they take is thier own free choice to not feel guilty if sumin should happen which it nearly has to swim on a few occations!
  2. FrenchFries
    That's messed up man, I don't understand how that could have happened though. I mean really who lets someone else do their shot?
  3. EyesOfTheWorld

    Someone who's new to IVing

    Someone who's too dopesick/shaky to properly do the shot

    Someone who only has one shot worth left and can't risk missing it

    Someone whose other arm is otherwise occupied

    Someone with a phyisical incapability to do the shot (such as a broken or missing hand, arm or finger)

    As for the artice, well, they wonder why people don't call 911 for an OD? Here's why.:thumbsdown:
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