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Two charged in Rosemount man's overdose death

HASTINGS, Minn. -- A night of drinking and drugs ended in death last September for a Rosemount man and now has resulted in murder charges against a 22-year-old Morton resident and the deceased man’s girlfriend.

The Dakota County Attorney’s Office has charged Timothy Patrick Bednarchuk and Jennifer Lynn Spicer with third-degree murder after they allegedly helped supply the heroin Robert Trentman used the night he died.

Rosemount police were called Sept. 8 about a man who wasn’t breathing. They found Trentman, who according to the Hennepin County medical examiner died from a mix of heroin and alcohol toxicity.

According to the charges, Spicer and Bednarchuk dropped Trentman off at a Rosemount bar the night of Sept. 7, then drove to Brooklyn Center, where Bednarchuk bought two baggies of heroin. He gave Spicer one and injected the contents of the other himself, then drove her back to Rosemount, authorities say.

According to the complaint, Spicer met Trentman at the bar, where she found him apparently drunk, and they went back to her home and snorted heroin.

If convicted of third-degree murder, Bednarchuk and Spicer each could face up to 25 years in prison and fines of up to $40,000.