Virginia man charged with murder after man overdoses while at work, cops say

Source: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, MEGA

Aug. 18 2021, Published 2:24 p.m. ET

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A man from Virginia was arrested after he allegedly provided fentanyl to an individual who overdosed and died while at work.

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Anthony Lateze Robinson, 34, has been charged with second-degree murder and two counts of sale and delivery of fentanyl in connection with the death, according to the Tenessee Bureau of Investigation.

In Aug. 2020, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents and detectives with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the suspected overdose death of Christopher Robin Hurley, 39.

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On Aug. 9, 2020, Hurley collapsed where he worked in Piney Flats, Tennessee. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to investigators.

An autopsy revealed he had died from fentanyl toxicity, cops say.

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During the course of the investigation, authorities determined that Robinson was responsible for providing fentanyl to the victim.

Robinson was arrested by officers with the Bristol, Virginia, Police Department on Aug. 17. He is being held in the Bristol, Virginia Jail awaiting extradition to Tennessee.


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