Carbon County Woman Sentenced to Prison for Manslaughter


Alejandra “Ally” Dunn of Helper was sentenced to prison on Monday for manslaughter and drug distribution.

Dunn, 28, was charged with manslaughter, a third degree felony, and distribution of a controlled substance, a second degree felony. She will serve 0-5 years for manslaughter and 1-15 years for distribution. The sentences will run concurrently.

The charges stem from an investigation into a man’s death on Aug. 3, 2013 in Price. It was determined that the man passed away due to a drug overdose. The investigation spanned over a period of months because the death was unattended.

“The manslaughter was based on reckless conduct,” Carbon County attorney Jeremy Humes explained.

Lead investigator and Price City Police Detective Chris Pugliese located forensic evidence, which allegedly implicated Dunn in the circumstances of the death. In a subsequent interview with Dunn, she allegedly confirmed details of her involvement relating to the investigation, including that she allegedly committed actions fulfilling the elements of the listed charges.

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