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Woman sentenced in juvenile’s overdose death

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — A Greenfield woman has been sentenced in the Jan. 3 overdose death of a juvenile.

Anna Southgate, 20, was initially charged with dealing in a narcotic drug, reckless homicide, unlawful possession of syringe and possession of paraphernalia.

Greenfield police say a judge sentenced Southgate to 12 years in the Department of Corrections for reckless homicide. It was part of a plea agreement. 

In January, 16-year-old Jacob Root was found dead at Southgate’s house.

An autopsy showed Root died from a fentanyl overdose.

Investigators say Southgate gave him the drugs then didn’t call 911 for help when he started showing signs of an overdose. 

Southgate originally also faced several drug charges.

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