CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A man has been charged in a drug overdose death of a woman who was pregnant with twins, police in New Hampshire said.
A Sullivan County Superior Court judge ordered Christopher Santolucito, 36, of Claremont, held without bail Wednesday in connection to the February death of Kacey Grizzaffi, 22, of Lebanon.
Christopher Santolucito faces several charges, accused of selling fentanyl to a woman who died of an OD. According to Claremont Police, that woman was pregnant with twins at the time. Santolucito’s charges also include “2nd degree assault x2 (stillbirth of fetuses)”. #WMUR pic.twitter.com/frQxuoaE63
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Santolucito faces two counts of sale of a substance represented to be heroin; two counts of sale of a substance represented to be fentanyl; a count of sale of a substance represented to be heroin, death resulting; a count of sale of substance represented to be fentanyl, death resulting; and two counts of second-degree assault related to the stillbirth of Grizzaffi’s two fetuses.
Claremont police said they believe Santolucito gave Grizzaffi the drugs just before her death, which was caused by fentanyl toxicity.
Police initially charged Santolucito with conspiracy to commit sales of a controlled drug.
A phone message seeking comment from Santolucito’s attorney was left Thursday.