PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A prostitute who once faced up to life in prison for supplying heroin to a customer who died has been sentenced to 14 months served.
She pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after her lawyer persuaded authorities the man's enlarged heart, clogged artery and cold shower after a 30-minute dip in a hot tub contributed to his death. The man died during a sex act with her after taking the drug.
An Oakland County judge sentenced Natasha Vanwasshenova (vahn-wah-sheh-NOH'-vah) Tuesday for delivering a controlled substance. The 28-year-old also received two years' probation.
Authorities say a 38-year-old man hired her in November 2010 to come to his home in Rochester in suburban Detroit. At his request, she bought $80 of heroin for him.