Death charge dropped in heroin case.

September 2, 2016
Murphy, Daniel


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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 30-year-old Midland man, who pleaded “no contest” this week in 27th Circuit Court to delivery of heroin, faces a one-year and one-day prison sentence as part of his plea agreement.

Daniel Ryan Murphy, 30, of 4501 Congress Dr., was originally charged with delivery of heroin causing death, which is punishable by up to life in prison. The delivery of heroin causing death charge was dismissed as part of the plea deal, as well as two counts of felony firearms, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

It was alleged that Murphy delivered heroin to Jack Kinchen, 30, of Walkerville, who died Sept. 24, 2014 in Colfax Township.

Murphy had “no criminal history whatsoever” prior to his current case, Bizon said. The two felony firearms charges were unrelated to the heroin charge, he said.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 9 a.m.

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