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Woman gets 5-year sentence in overdose death at county jail

Published: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 10:09 AM
By: Staff Writer

A Springfield woman will spend five years in prison after she was sentenced today in connection with the overdose death of another woman in the Clark County Jail.

Marcia Suzanna Galvan-Thompson, 35, was indicted in April on charges of involuntary manslaughter, possession and trafficking of heroin, aggravated possession and trafficking of drugs, and illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility, according to court records.

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Kristy Parker, 32, of Springfield was found unresponsive in her cell in the Clark County Jail in January of last year and pronounced dead soon after despite CPR efforts by jail staff and medics.

Galvan-Thompson agreed to serve five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, said her attorney Jon Paul Rion, and the rest of the charges were dropped.

Galvan-Thompson allegedly smuggled drugs into the jail and then provided them to other female inmates, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said at the time of her indictment.

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