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Police charge man with murder in woman's overdose death

3 years 5 months 3 days ago Tuesday, September 29 2020 Sep 29, 2020 September 29, 2020 4:37 PM September 29, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: BRPD

BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with murder months after a he allegedly gave drugs to a woman who died of an overdose.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 39-year-old David Johnson was arrested Tuesday in the death of 40-year-old Davonia Cleveland. 

Police said Cleveland was found unresponsive at an address on Boardwalk Drive on July 24. Paramedics rushed her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy later revealed she died of a drug overdose, and investigators determined Johnson gave Cleveland the narcotics that killed her.

He was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Task Force and booked into the parish jail on a charge of second-degree murder. 

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