A woman who was present when a Lockport man died of a drug overdose in a North Tonawanda apartment is considering whether to accept a plea offer to a misdemeanor.
Heather A. Fuller, 23, of no permanent address, appeared in Niagara County Court last week and was offered a plea to a reduced charge of attempted tampering with physical evidence for allegedly helping dispose of the body.
David C. Brandl, 22, died the night of April 26 in the Zimmerman Street apartment of Miguel E. Febres, 33.
A toxicology report showed Brandl was killed by a lethal combination of heroin and cocaine, Deputy District Attorney Holly E. Sloma said.
Febres, who shared cocaine with Brandl, pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to a felony count of evidence tampering for his part in dumping Brandl’s body in Mayor’s Park on Sweeney Street in North Tonawanda, about a mile from his home.
Febres, who is to be sentenced Nov. 16, faces a maximum of four years in prison.
North Tonawanda Detective Capt. William Hall said that Febres, as a condition of his plea deal, had to reveal the name of the third person who took part in hauling the body to the park.
Alix Devereaux, 27, of Lincoln Avenue, Town of Lockport, pleaded guilty to attempted tampering with physical evidence in North Tonawanda City Court Oct. 11. He is to be sentenced Dec. 13.
Sloma said Devereaux was called to the apartment by Febres and Fuller after Brandl died.
Devereaux faces a maximum of a year in jail, which is the same sentence Fuller could receive if she accepts the plea. She is to return to court Tuesday.