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Alleged drug dealer pleads guilty to 2nd Degree Murder in connection to woman's overdose death

Posted at 10:55 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 11:55:02-04

TULSA — An alleged drug dealer, who was charged in connection with a woman's overdose death, entered a guilty plea to 2nd degree murder Thursday morning.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced in April 2018 that Taylor Rogers, 29, had been charged with murder and was accused of selling heroin to Jillian Searle, who died of an overdose.

Today, the judge sentenced Rogers to 30 years, credit for time served. Rogers sentence is to run concurrent with his previous charges. Rogers has to serve 85% of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

According to a court affidavit, Rogers told officers that he sold Searle a gram of heroin approximately 24 hours prior to her death.

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