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Man sentenced in Pasco for homicide by heroin

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PASCO, WA- A man sentenced last week to prison for homicide by heroin received another five-year prison term Tuesday.

Brian Burt pleaded guilty to giving heroin to a Pasco man who died from the drug. Last week in Benton County, Burt was sentenced to five years for supplying heroin to a Richland man who died from overdose.

In a plea agreement, Burt, 35, will serve the sentences concurrently.

Prosecutors say Burt knew the heroin was killing people, but continued to deal it to pay for his own drug addiction.

In all, prosecutors say Burt is responsible for the deaths of five people.

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