CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say an Ohio man faces multiple charges for giving a 14-year-old boy a fatal dose of the powerful opioid fentanyl and then burying his body in a shallow grave.
Thirty-year-old Matthew Little, of Carrollton, was arrested Wednesday after a grand jury indicted him on charges that include involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide and gross abuse of a corpse in the death of Jonathan Minard.
The Delroy teen was reported missing April 14. His body was found five days later at a Washington Township farm.
Authorities say Jonathan was a friend of Little’s family and occasionally helped out on their farm.
Carroll County Prosecutor Steven Barnett says Little didn’t intend to kill the teen.
Court records don’t indicate whether Little, who’s in custody, has an attorney.
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