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2017-02-19 01:13:39 UTC
in a Northern Kentucky jail last year may have involved six
people, including her mother.
Outside of the four originally arrested for conspiring to get
heroin to Jamie Green, 25, while she was jailed, two more women
have been indicted and arraigned.
The latest two defendants are a Heather Tucker, who pleaded not
guilty in federal court in Covington on Thursday, and Mabry
Baioni, formerly of Bellevue, who pleaded not guilty on Friday.
Both were charged with intentionally distributing a substance
containing heroin to Green during her stay in the Campbell
County jail in Newport. Green did not die during that jail stay.
She was in the Campbell jail from May 27-Sept. 3 on a probation
violation. Her mother, Kimberly Mullins of Covington, and
Michael T. Howard of Cincinnati have also pleaded not guilty to
conspiring to get Green heroin there.
Then Green was moved to the Kenton County jail in Covington
where, on Sept. 4, she was found unresponsive, having overdosed.
She was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood and
pronounced dead early the next morning.
Her mother, Howard and two others, Lisa Lattimore and Lynette
Ball, have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to get Green the
drug cocktail that killed her in the Kenton jail.
Toxicology tests showed that Green had fentanyl and morphine in
her body when she died. Fentanyl is a highly potent analgesic
that's often used to cut heroin. Heroin becomes morphine once it
enters the body.
The Enquirer featured Green's life in a story in December. She
was a young mother who'd had a troubled childhood, moving from
family to foster care and extended family. For months before she
died, she was fighting to regain sobriety, said Rachel Riffle
O'Hara of Erlanger, the woman Green called mom.
Baioni was being housed in the Campbell County jail on Friday,
and Tucker was free on bond.
A trial date has been set for April 25.