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Feb 4, 2014 8:07 AM by AP

Boyfriend accused in girlfriend's overdose death

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the fatal heroin overdose of a 31-year-old woman on Dec. 18.

Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. tells The Advocate Brandon Eirick, was arrested at about 8:30 p.m. Monday and booked with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend Leah Hutchinson.

Coppola says police responded to a call on Dec. 18 and found Eirick and Hutchinson unresponsive in a vehicle.

Both were transported to a hospital where Hutchinson later died.

It was unclear whether Eirick has an attorney.


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