BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) – A man who handed out the narcotic drug that killed a young woman at a party in New Hampshire seven years ago is going to prison.

Prosecutors said Monday that 30-year-old Eric Mansfield was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for his role in the 2001 death of University of New Hampshire senior Sarah Sawicki.

Mansfield pleaded guilty in Superior Court in Brentwood to giving out prescription morphine pills at the party in Newmarket. Also guilty to two counts of selling the drug.

Sawicki’s roommates called the police when they found the 21-year-old not breathing. She died at a hospital two days later.

Mansfield – who was not a UNH student – lived in Exeter at the time. He brought a bottle of prescription morphine pills to the party.

AP-ES-06-30-08 1314EDT


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