Deangelo Mitchell (right) is looking at a rather novel charge after he allegedly convinced his brother Wayne (left) to eat the one ounce of cocaine he had hidden in his rear end. Police say that Deangelo did not want the police to find the drugs after they took him into custody. Wayne died.
The brothers were captured on video as Deangelo dropped the cocaine on the seat will cuffed in order to have Wayne eat it.
Deangelo was released on bond for the drug charges, but now faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
The brothers were pulled over in North Charleston, South Carolina. It is interesting that the prosecutors did not charge felony murder for a death committed in the commission of a felony. Recently, legislators began to look at the statute after a controversial sentence of a woman convicted of arson and given life. In this case, the men were pulled over on a traffic stop that would not amount to a felony. However, they were in possession of an ounce of cocaine.
In my view, the manslaughter crime should be the most that he is charged with. This was an act of utter stupidity. However, he has already paid dearly with the loss of a brother who took extraordinary steps to protect him.
Source: Daily Mail
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