Drugs supplier Mac Miller pledges to advocate for 2018 death
Stephen walter, one of three men indicted for the death of a hip-hop artist Mac Miller, agreed to a plea agreement that would allow him to admit his guilt in distributing fentanyl. The rapper, whose legal name is Malcolm James McCormick, died of a tragic drug overdose on September 7, 2018
Accepting the deal, Walter, 48, would have his grand jury indictment overturned and face only one charge of distributing fentanyl. His original grand jury indictment included charges of distributing fentanyl resulting in death and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance resulting in death.
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If the judge clears the plea deal, Walter could face more than 20 years in prison, life supervised release and a $ 1 million fine. Prosecutors however recommended a sentence of 17 years and 5 years of supervised release, according to TMZ.
“New charge eliminates death claim,” Walter’s lawyer William S. Harris Recount Rolling stone. “It is a binding plea agreement for 17 years [in prison]. The judge will accept it or reject it. If he accepts it, he will not have the power to condemn my client further. If he rejects it, there is no agreement.
By agreeing to this plea deal, Walter admits his fault for knowingly leading an associate, Ryan michael reavis, deliver fentanyl to another defendant in the case, Cameron James Pettit, who then gave the pills to Miller.
Pettit reached a plea deal on his own, the contents of which were sealed according to Rolling stone. Reavis, the third and final defendant, has not reached a plea deal and will begin his trial from March 1.
Mac Miller’s death hit the hip-hop world hard in 2018. The news came just over a month after the 2018 release. To swim, an album that solidified his status as one of the best talent in the industry. A friend and close associate of Miller found him unconscious at his home around noon on September 7. Authorities reported him dead at the scene upon his arrival. Investigators concluded that Miller died of an overdose after snorting oxycodone pills containing fentanyl provided directly or indirectly by the three co-defendants.
The Mac Miller Estate has since released two posthumous albums, 2020’s Circles, and more recently, Faces in 2021.