Manslaughter charge for man suspected in giving heroin to Westfield overdose victim

The 11th grade Westfield High School student was found dead in February.

Seth Lombard-Hawthorne, accused of providing heroin to Lilian Anderson- who died on February 6, 2016- is seen here during his arraignment at Westfield District Court.

SPRINGFIELD (Westfield News) – Seth Lombard-Hawthorne, the man accused of selling heroin to a Westfield girl who died from an overdose, has been indicted for manslaughter.

James Leydon, public and media relations director for District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, confirmed on Tuesday that the grand jury indicted 22-year-old Lombard-Hawthorne on a charge of Involuntary Manslaughter in connection with the death of 16-year-old Lillian Anderson.

Lombard-Hawthorne was arrested on February 6th by the Westfield Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to Gulluni’s office on charges of Distribution of Class A Drug and Possession of Class A Drug. He was arrested hours after Westfield High School 11th grader Anderson was found dead from a suspected heroin overdose.

“Pending an autopsy, the Commonwealth is contemplating an additional charge of manslaughter based on a series of events, circumstances and facts leading up to the death of this young lady and (pending) post-death investigation by Westfield police and Mass State Police,” Assistant District Attorney Edward Kivari told Westfield District Court Judge Philip Contant last month.

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