Dixon takes plea deal in drug-involved death case

Dixon takes plea deal in drug-involved death case

LAWTON, Okla._ A man charged in the drug overdose death of a friend has accepted a plea deal in exchange for 20 years in prison.

"I tried to save him. Sorry this happened," Donovan Dixon said after taking a plea deal Thursday.

Dixon pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to one count of second-degree manslaughter and one count of possession of meth with intent to distribute. He made the plea in connection to the death of Chester Morris III. Investigators say Dixon and 52-year-old Michael Ball injected Morris with heroine after he passed out, Dixon and Ball then injected Morris with meth in an attempt to save his life.

A judge sentenced Dixon to 20 years in prison.

Ball had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with Morris's death. He was also sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime.