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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

One sentenced in 2016 heroin death

WORLAND – A Worland man will face up to eight years behind bars for his role in the heroin-related death of a Worland man in September of 2016, after being sentenced in Fifth Judicial District Court on Wednesday.

 

June 22, 2018



WORLAND – A Worland man will face up to eight years behind bars for his role in the heroin-related death of a Worland man in September of 2016, after being sentenced in Fifth Judicial District Court on Wednesday.

Earlier in May Joseph A. Leyva, 29, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for supplying Robert C. Kulze, 30, with a fatal dose of heroin Sept. 2, 2016. The plea agreement was struck ahead of a scheduled May 14 jury trial.

Leyva set a factual basis during his change of plea hearing, in front of District Court Judge Robert E. Skar, admitting to providing Kulze with heroin at h...



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