CAGED FOR GIVING STUDENT KILLER E
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