Kansas City man pleads guilty in 2021 Lawrence fentanyl death

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 33-year-old Kansas City, Missouri man pleads guilty to a 2021 fentanyl death in Douglas County, Kansas.

Daniele Leone on Wednesday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance in the fentanyl death of a 32-year-old Lawrence man.

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According to Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez, the conviction stems from an incident that occurred on March 15, 2021, when the victim was discovered unresponsive in a home located in the E. 1300 block of 13th Street.

The incident was investigated by the Lawrence Police Department.

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Sentencing for Leone is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m.

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