New Idea - - Star Shots -

In an­other fam­ily scan­dal, San­dra and beau Bryan have been rocked by new claims that Sky­lar’s mother may not have been alone when she died.

While the 23-year-old has been led to be­lieve her mum was sim­ply a junkie who died of a heroin over­dose in 2007, Ja­nine Staten’s fam­ily have re­vealed that the fa­tal dose of the drug was ac­tu­ally ad­min­is­tered by some­one else – and they are point­ing the finger at Ja­nine’s husband and Sky­lar’s step­dad Michael Blanken­ship.

‘When Ja­nine over­dosed, it was not by her­self,’ al­leges her step­sis­ter Christy Hodgkiss. ‘The in­jec­tion site was in her back, where she couldn’t reach. Some­body else had to have done it. I’d say it was prob­a­bly her part­ner at the time.’

Not only does Michael’s dad Gary say his son in­deed takes per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity for Ja­nine’s death, he also re­veals a chill­ing twist to the story – Ja­nine was a rape vic­tim who used her $300,000 set­tle­ment to fund the drug ad­dic­tion that even­tu­ally claimed her life.

‘Within eight months of re­ceiv­ing her money, she was dead,’ claims Gary.

While Christy says she ‘[doesn’t] even think Sky­lar knows [the truth] about what hap­pened with her mum’, if San­dra has any­thing to do with it, that’s all about to change!

‘As long as Bryan keeps the fam­ily’s se­crets buried, she’s never re­ally go­ing to get over her mom’s death,’ says a source. ‘I’m sure San­dra ar­gues that Sky­lar is a smart young woman with a good head on her shoul­ders, and is old enough to be told the truth.’

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