Woman Charged with Manslaughter Involving Overdose of Price Man

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Price City Police Press Release

On Dec. 23, 2013, the Price City Police Department investigated the heroin overdose death of Trevor Jay “TJ” Whiteside, 47, of Price.

Subsequently Jason Jaimez, 38, of Price was arrested in connection with the death. Jaimez currently has continued proceedings scheduled for Nov. 24 in Seventh District Court to set a date for preliminary hearing. He faces charges of manslaughter and distribution of heroin, both second degree felonies.

Shelbi Mower, 37, of Price is scheduled for her initial arraignment in Seventh District Court on Nov. 3 and faces the same charges as Jaimez.

On Friday, Oct. 17, Price police became aware of information that also potentially implicated Amee Averett, 23, of Price. The investigation was immediately reopened.

On Saturday, Oct. 18, detective Ed Malmgren followed up leads and interviewed witnesses to the new information. Malmgren located Averett and interviewed her. After Miranda warnings, Averett allegedly admitted her part and responsibility in the incident leading to Whiteside’s death. Her information allegedly confirms the involvement of other suspects. There is also forensic evidence that allegedly confirms the details of Averett’s admission. Averett was cooperative with the department’s investigative efforts.

Averett was booked into the Carbon County Jail for the charges of manslaughter and distribution of heroin, both second degree felonies.

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