A man who pleaded not guilty to giving a 17-year-old girl a powerful painkiller that caused her death is scheduled for a change of plea hearing.
Mark Ross is charged in connection with the death of Evangelique "Eve" Tarmey, who died in a Rochester motel of acute fentanyl intoxication in October.
Jazzmyn Rood - Tarmey's mother and Ross' girlfriend - is charged with concealing knowledge and giving false information to police about the drug's distribution.
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Ross and Leslie Aberle were scheduled for a joint trial in July in federal court. Instead, Ross, who pleaded not guilty in February, is scheduled for a change of plea hearing on July 18.
Messages were left with his lawyers and a prosecutor. There was no change for Aberle as of Thursday afternoon.
A police detective testified Ross said he thought the drug was heroin.