Women indicted for heroin overdose death at Newburgh Heights gas station

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Patricia Kane (left) and Marla Fanara (Photo credit: Newburgh Heights police)

NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio- A registered nurse was indicted on Tuesday for her role in a heroin overdose death, police said.

Emergency workers were called to the Speedway Gas Station on Harvard Avenue in Newburgh Heights on May 26. There, they found 42-year-old Anthony Ashby in the parking lot, suffering from a heroin overdose.

Ashby, of Valley City, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died two days later.

Surveillance video from the scene showed Patricia Kane and Marla Fanara leaving the victim for dead, police said.

Kane, 60, and Fanara, 44, are charged with involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, drug trafficking and tampering with evidence. Kane, a registered nurse, is also charged with permitting drug abuse.

Fanara is currently an inmate at Marysville Reformatory for Women on unrelated charges.