CAGED FOR GIV­ING STU­DENT KILLER E

Daily Star - - WIRED - By JERRY LAW­TON

A STU­DENT was jailed for six months yes­ter­day for giv­ing her pal the ec­stasy that killed her.

Kather­ine Lavin, 21, bought the drug for friends cel­e­brat­ing the end of their de­grees at Sh­effield Hal­lam Uni­ver­sity.

They all took it will­ingly but one – 22-year-old maths stu­dent Joana Burns – col­lapsed in The Foundry club. She died in hospi­tal.

Judge Jeremy Richard­son QC de­scribed it as a “tragedy in ev­ery di­men­sion”. He told Lavin: “Quite how an in­tel­li­gent young woman, as you are, could do such a fool­ish thing is al­most be­yond un­der­stand­ing. You have wrecked your fu­ture.”

Lavin bought the drug in pow­der form which the pal made into “bombs” with cig­a­rette pa­pers. They paid bar­man Ben­jamin Wil­liams, 26, £7 each.

He got two-and-a-half years af­ter he and Lavin ad­mit­ted sup­ply­ing Class A drugs at Sh­effield Crown Court. She also ad­mit­ted cannabis pos­ses­sion. TRAGEDY: Joana

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.