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Mother of Son Who Died of Drug Overdose Holds School Responsible, Sues

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-- The mother of a University of Massachusetts Amherst student who died of a heroin overdose has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the school and another student charged with selling her son the drugs.

    Francesca Sinacori's suit filed last month seeks $5 million from the university for breach of contract, and $1 million from the other student for wrongful death.

    Eric Sinacori, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, was found dead in his off-campus apartment in October 2013. He was an informant for campus police at the time after police agreed not to press drug charges if he cooperated with them.

    The suit says the university violated Francesca Sinacori's right to be informed of her son's illicit drug activity.

    A university spokesman didn't immediately respond Thursday to a request for comment.

    AP/Nov. 3, 20`6
    Photo: Alamy, file photo
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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


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