Man Gets 10 Years in Girlfriend’s Synthetic Drug OD Death
VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) - A man from northern Minnesota's Iron Range has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for giving his girlfriend a fatal dose of a synthetic drug.
Twenty-nine-year-old Bryan Joseph Hodapp of Gilbert was sentenced Monday in St. Louis County court in Virginia, Minnesota.
In January, a jury convicted Hodapp of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of 21-year-old Krystal Wicklund of Duluth.
Prosecutors say Hodapp gave Wicklund a dose of a drug known as N-bomb in August 2013. Wicklund began vomiting and having convulsions. She was taken to an Ely hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Hodapp reportedly apologized in court, telling Wicklund's family that he "never wished her harm" and that her death was an accident.