June 27, 2022
Man to plead guilty in Mac Miller overdose death, documents say
A Los Angeles man charged in the 2018 overdose death of rapper Mac Miller has agreed to plead guilty in a deal that could send him to prison for 17 years, according to court documents.Stephen Andrew Walter was one of three men indicted in 2019 in the death of Miller, who died of a fentanyl…

A Los Angeles man charged in the 2018 overdose death of rapper Mac Miller has agreed to plead guilty in a deal that could send him to prison for 17 years, according to court documents.

Stephen Andrew Walter was one of three men indicted in 2019 in the death of Miller, who died of a fentanyl overdose the year before.

He pleaded guilty to the one count of distribution fentanyl. This was in accordance with a plea agreement that was filed with prosecutors this week. Both sides agreed on a sentence of 17 years in prison, according to the document. The deal must be accepted by a judge. A hearing to change the plea is scheduled for November. 8.

Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, died at 26 after being found unresponsive at his Studio City home on Sept. 7, 2018. His death was ruled an accidental overdose of cocaine, alcohol and fentanyl.

Walter pleaded guilty to directing Ryan Michael Reavis to distribute fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl to Cameron James Petit.

Pettit allegedly then gave Miller the pills. Pettit, Reavis and the rest of the defendants were also charged.

Walter plea agreement states that Miller, who was identified as M.M. in that document, “wouldn’t have died from an accidental overdose but the fentanyl contained within the pills.” “

Walter did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday night.

The attorney, William S. Harris, told Rolling Stone that “it’s a binding plea agreement for 17 years. “

” The judge will accept it or reject it. My client will not be sentenced to any more if he accepts it. Harris stated to the magazine that if he refuses it, there is no deal.

Federal prosecutors have previously said that Pettit agreed to supply Miller with 10 “blues,” meaning pills containing oxycodone, but delivered counterfeit pills that contained fentanyl. Pettit ordered the pills from Walter and Reavis delivered the pills to Pettit.

Pettit, and Reavis both pleaded not guilty. Correen Ferrentino (

Reavis) stated Wednesday that Mr. Reavis “recognizes the tragic loss in life associated with these accusations” and intends to defend himself during March’s trial.

A Pettit attorney did not respond to a Wednesday night request for comment.

Miller has rapped for years about his struggles with addiction.

His career was on the rise with the release his fifth album “Swimming,” which was due to be released in October. A tour was also planned for that year.

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.

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