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Woman Charged With Murder In Connection With Overdose Death

Reported: May. 14, 2014 7:45 PM EDT
Updated: May. 14, 2014 11:31 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Mamie Buoy, Dan Matics) - A Huntington woman was charged with murder Wednesday in connection with the overdose death of her girlfriend in February.

Police said they found Rachel Chaney, 28, unresponsive in her home in the 300 block of West Fifth Avenue. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy determined Chaney died as a result of an overdose of several narcotics. Investigators say Misty Dawn Chapman, 27, used a needle to inject one of those drugs into Chaney's bloodstream hours before her death.

Chapman was arrested Wednesday and was taken to the Western Regional Jail.

Unlike the claims of police, Chapman said she had nothing to do with Chaney's death.

"She died, and I woke up," she said. "I cant help that!"

Chapman said the two partied with drugs rarely, and that she never thought that her girlfriend would die.

She said she loved Chaney.

"I did, and still do," she said. "I'm still coping with it, and so are my children."



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