Man sentenced to four months in jail for overdose death of Ty Pickens

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UPDATE:  A man who faced a murder charge for the death of the grandson of T. Boone Pickens has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Brennan Rodriguez pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance, which resulted in the death of 21-year-old Ty Pickens IV.

Rodriguez was sentenced to four months in jail and 10 years probation.

According to Dallas News, the Pickens family says Rodriguez injected Pickens with heroin so he could take his debit card.


FORT WORTH, Texas– A man has been indicted for felony murder, along with an array of other charges, in the death of the grandson of T. Boone Pickens.

Prosecutors say Brennan Trainor Rodriguez was indicted for felony murder, manslaughter, tampering with evidence and delivering a controlled substance in relation to the death of 21-year-old Ty Pickens.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rodriguez’s cousin told police that he saw the suspect “shoot up” Pickens with heroin the day before his death.

Pickens died on Jan. 29 of an apparent drug overdose inside his condo at Texas Christian University.

Rodriguez is also accused of hiding drugs and syringes after the death.

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