TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is facing charges after his actions allegedly led to the overdose death of another man.
Police told KJRH that in November, 31-year-old Brandon Fryhover bought an unknown substance from a homeless man in Tulsa.
Fryhover was told that the drug was heroin, but that it looked different and gave a different high.
Several hours later, Fryhover and Taylor Kinyon reportedly injected the drugs. Kinyon died from an overdose of methamphetamine.
Police say that since Fryhover gave the drugs to Kinyon, he is now facing a complaint of first-degree murder.
“Addiction is not a moral failing and addicts need treatment,” Attorney General Mike Hunter said. “However, my office has zero tolerance for individuals who deal in illicit drugs that cause the death of another. I appreciate our law enforcement partners at the Tulsa Police Department, led by Chief Chuck Jordan and Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler, who are partners in the mission of ridding our communities of criminals who provide poison to Oklahomans.”
During a police interview, Fryhover allegedly admitted to giving Kinyon the drugs the same day as his death. He says he found Kinyon unconscious in his bedroom shortly after the two injected the drugs.
Under Oklahoma law, a person can be convicted of first-degree murder, regardless of malice, when the person or any other person takes the life of a human during the commission of a felony.