Ex-attorney accused of dealing drugs arrested again

Shawn Roberts, 40, is charged with delivery of a controlled substance

May 10, 2010 7:37:28 PM PDT
New drug charges have been filed against a former attorney accused of injecting his then-girlfriend with heroin before she drowned.

Shawn Roberts already was scheduled to be in court Monday for the start of his trial on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance.

On Sunday, he was charged with another count of delivery of a controlled substance, followed by charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a dangerous drug.

Roberts' trial revolves around the death of his first girlfriend. She drowned after he allegedly injected her with heroin.

In September, a Grand Jury decided it would indict Roberts on a drug delivery charge instead of murder.

Roberts was out on bond, but prosecutors sought to revoke it after his current girlfriend overdosed and died in April.


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