Man pleads guilty in Soldotna drug death

Posted: Monday, January 18, 2010

KENAI - A 24-year-old man who supplied the heroin that killed another man has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

The Peninsula Clarion newspaper reported Friday that Thayr Watson is expected to receive six years in prison at his Feb. 10 sentencing.

Watson was charged in the death of Jason McCafferty, whose lifeless body was found in the bathroom of a Soldotna grocery store in August 2008. Authorities say he ingested heroin sold to him by Watson.

Watson's attorney, Adam Bartlett, declined comment until after next month's sentencing.

Soldotna police said Watson was tied to the death through surveillance tapes, cell phone records and personal records.

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