Oregon Man Indicted on Manslaughter Charges After Friend Dies from Heroin Overdose
An Aloha Oregon man, who delayed getting his unresponsive housemate medical care so that authorities would not visit his drug filled house, has been indicted on manslaughter charges.
A Washington County grand jury has indicted Kaleb Abraham from Aloha Oregon on manslaughter charges based on his actions following the heroin overdose and eventual death of a housemate.
Eluard Corzo-Bernal, 21, died of a heroin overdose on May 19th of this year. On the night of his death, Abraham, a regular heroin user, injected the occasional user Corzo-Bernal with heroin. A few hours later, another housemate found Corzo-Bernal unresponsive. Abraham was awoken and he performed CPR on the unconscious man, which worked to restore breathing and a pulse. Although Corzo-Bernal remained stuporous, Abraham then returned to bed; only to be reawakened hours later after Corzo-Bernal once again stopped breathing.
Abraham again attempted CPR, but was unable to revive the man a second time. He then chose to drive Corzo-Bernal to a hospital, where Corzo-Bernal later died.
Police say that Abraham drove the victim to the hospital to avoid inviting paramedics into a home filled with drugs and drug paraphernalia; and in doing so greatly delayed lifesaving interventions.