Couple charged in overdose deaths of teen brothers
Published 4:57 pm Thursday, June 24, 2021
KINGSTON (AP) — The overdose deaths of two teenage brothers led to murder charges against a Tennessee couple accused of selling them a laced pill, a news report quotes authorities as saying.
Brittany and Vincent Buckholtz were arrested Wednesday in Roane County on charges of second-degree murder, District Attorney General Russell Johnson told WBIR-TV. The two are also facing other drug counts and money laundering charges, the station reported.
Brothers Jared Crass, 19, and Javen Crass, 17, were found dead in their family’s home on April 20 along with a variety of drugs in a bedroom, Johnson said. Authorities vowed then to find out who sold the drugs to the teens.
Johnson called the charges a “cold comfort” for the Crass family.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the couple have attorneys.