Man who caused Elsinore resident’s fentanyl-induced death headed to prison

A man who sold a deadly dose of fentanyl to a 26-year- old Lake Elsinore resident was bound for state prison Monday, July 17, to serve an 11-year sentence. Everardo Martinez Rodriguez, 31, of Lake Elsinore pleaded guilty in May to voluntary manslaughter and sentence-enhancing allegations of targeting a vulnerable victim and taking advantage of a position of trust. In exchange for his admissions, the Riverside County District Attorney's Office dropped a second-degree murder charge against Rodriguez. During a hearing Friday at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, Superior Court Judge John Monterosso certified the terms of the plea agreement and imposed the sentence stipulated by the prosecution and defense. The defendant was arrested last year following a sheriff's investigation int
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