Manslaughter conviction of former UMass graduate student overturned

October 8, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


CHIEF KASPER SAID THE MAN DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE THE VICTIM OF A CRIME. BARRY: THE STATE’S HIGHEST COURT HAS OVERTURNED THE MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION OF A FORMER UMASS GRADUATE STUDENT WHO PROVIDED HEROIN THAT LED TO THE OVERDOSE DEATH OF ANOTHER STUDENT IN 2013. CHIEF JUSTICE RALPH GANTS SAID JESSE CARRILLO’S ACTIONS WERE NOT ENOUGH TO MEET INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER’S LEGAL STANDARD OF “WANTON OR RECKLESS CONDUCT.” CARRILLO WAS SENTENCED TO TWO AND 1/2-YEAR FOR THE DEATH OF 20-YEAR-OLD ERIC SINACORI. THE COURT DID UPHOLD HIS