Honors student dies from overdose days before graduation, alleged drug dealer accused of murder

Source: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office; Mothe Funeral Home

May 25 2021, Published 9:46 a.m. ET

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An honor student at a Louisiana high school died from a drug overdose days before graduation. Now, her alleged drug dealer faces a murder charge.

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The victim's mom told a local TV station that her daughter, Hailey Deickman, was a good kid who made a bad decision that cost her life.

Franklin Senfles, 22, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with Deickman's death. He was also charged with attempted second-degree murder for a second victim, according to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office.

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On May 14, deputies and investigators responded to a report of an overdose in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. When they arrived, deputies found Deickman and a second person unresponsive, according to the sheriff's office.

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Deickman died at a hospital days after being found.

Deickman took half a pill sold on the street as a prescription Percocet, according to WIS News 10.

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The investigation revealed that Senfles was positively identified as being directly involved in the illegal drug transaction with Deickman, which occurred prior to her overdose.

Investigators say the drugs Deickman took contained Fentanyl, an opioid mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects. But, a small dose of Fentanyl can be deadly.

"The amount of fentanyl currently being used in illegal narcotics is not only dangerous, but it's becoming a major public safety issue," Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich said.

Deickman’s mother said that Hailey was an honor roll student who always stayed out of trouble, according to WIS News 10. She just made one bad choice that cost her her life.

She was set to graduate from high school days after she overdosed, according to WIS 10.


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