Austin Woman Sentenced To Prison For Role In Overdose Deaths

Published On: March 10th, 20230.4 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

(Austin, MN)  –  An Austin woman will spend approximately nine years in prison in connection to two overdose deaths.  Yashica Shenay Thomas faced third degree murder charges for allegedly selling a deadly dose of drugs to an Austin man who died in March of last year.  She was also charged for a woman’s overdose death in May.  She pleaded guilty to two counts of third degree murder in January and will now serve 110-month and 86-month sentences concurrently.

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