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Heroin death investigation leads to 2 arrests in St. John

Heroin death investigation leads to 2 arrests in St. John

Investigators say Kurt Roussel gave Katie Kinler drugs he purchased from Curtis Keating. (Source: St. John Parish Sheriff's Office) Investigators say Kurt Roussel gave Katie Kinler drugs he purchased from Curtis Keating. (Source: St. John Parish Sheriff's Office)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Two men face charges in connection with a heroin overdose death in St. John Parish.

Deputies booked 28-year-old Curtis Keating with principal to second degree murder. They booked 29-year-old Kurt Roussel with second degree murder.

Investigators say Roussel gave 24-year-old Katie Kinler drugs he purchased from Keating. They also say Roussell noticed Kinler started having problems after taking the drugs in a LaPlace hotel room on Aug. 27.

"He noticed that she started having some type of reaction, possibly an overdose. So, he put her in the shower to revive her," said St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre. "He informed us he took her and let her lay down. She was breathing. He, then, went to sleep. And, when he woke up she was deceased."

Sheriff Mike Tregre says Roussell faces life in prison, if convicted.

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