Man charged in coed's overdose death arrested

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A man charged with killing a University
of Alabama student by giving her a narcotic pain patch has turned
himself into authorities.

Police say 28-year-old James Edward Hurn Jr. is charged with
murder, manslaughter and drug charges in the December 2008 death of
21-year-old Jeanie Scott. He was indicted by a grand jury Nov. 5.
He was released Thursday on $20,000 bond.

Police say Hurn gave Scott, who had been drinking alcohol, a
pain patch that delivers a potent narcotic through the skin, which
caused her to overdose. Hurn called 911 the next morning after he
found Scott unresponsive.

His attorney, Joseph Pierce, couldn't be reached for comment. Scott was from Magnolia Springs in south Alabama.
Information from: The Tuscaloosa News,

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