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PREGNANT WOMAN-HEROIN HOMICIDE
Sentencing for ex-Ohio doctor in rape, killing of expectant mom with fatal heroin overdose
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, December 20, 2013 2:25 AM EST
More details are expected to emerge at an Ohio ex-doctor's sentencing about a pregnant mom's fatal decision to turn to prostitution to support herself and her children.
The 44-year-old Salim pleaded guilty in October to rape and involuntary manslaughter after he was accused of administering a fatal dose of heroin to Deanna Ballman.
Assistant County Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer says the 23-year-old Ballman turned to prostitution to support her two young children and died after answering a Craigslist ad offering $200. Rohrer says there's no evidence Ballman used drugs.
Salim's attorneys contend Ballman injected herself with heroin and that her death was accidental. They asked the court for leniency.