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Mother Pleads Guilty in Her Daughter's Death From Overdose

Rood is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 1



    Mother pleads guilty to playing a role in her daughter's death from overdosing on Fentanyl. (Published Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016)

    A New Hampshire mother has pleaded guilty for her role in her teenage daughter's death.

    17-year-old Eve Tarmey died last year after overdosing on Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.

    For many, the punishment does not fit the crime even as her attorney says his client deserves some sympathy.

    "She is in mourning for her daughter," Defense Attorney James O'Rourke Jr. said.

    42-year-old Jazzmyn Rood pleaded guilty to misleading police investigating the case of her daughter's death.

    Tarmey overdosed in a room at a Rochester, New Hampshire motel last October. Rood was in the bathroom when her boyfriend, 41-year-old Mark Ross, gave Tarmey what she thought was heroin.

    Ross and another woman are serving 20 years for providing the drugs.

    "We didn't have evidence that she was actively involved in the distribution that night that resulted in the death of Miss Tarmey and had she been it would have been a different case, different charges," Federal Prosecutor Donald Feith said.

    Prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 30 months.

    "I would just say that I hope that the public has some empathy for her and her being a mother & losing her child," O'Rourke said.

    Some of Tarmey's family, including her grandmother and father, were in court.

    Rood is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 1.

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