Wallingford police have arrested a local man accused of causing his girlfriend’s fatal overdose.
They have charged Colin McKernon, 24, of Wallingford with manslaughter in connection with the death of 21-year-old Brittney Williams.
On Jan. 15, members of the Wallingford police and fire departments responded to 34 Cornwell Road after receiving a 911 call reporting an unresponsive woman.
An ambulance transported Williams to MidState Medical Center, where she died of multiple drug toxicity, according to officials.
Police said their investigation revealed that McKernon bought heroin in New Haven, gave Williams some at his home and injected her with some later in the evening.
Before police arrived to respond to the 911 call. he hid or threw out drug paraphernalia and the rest of the heroin. police said.
McKernon is also accused of misleading investigators.
McKernon was already Connecticut Department of Corrections custody, serving a drunken driving sentence when he was served with a warrant today, charging him with manslaughter in the first degree, illegal distribution of narcotics, tampering with physical evidence and interfering with a police officer.
He is being held on a $200,000 court-set bond.