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Family starts petition to bring justice to drug dealer

A few months ago, a Wilmington woman lost her brother to drugs. Now, she wants the person responsible for supplying him with the illegal narcotics to pay. The family is gathering right now to sign a petition, in hopes of making it easier to convict a drug dealer of murder. Current law states that someone who sells or contributes to a drug overdose death, could face second degree murder, but assistant DA Tom Old said that's hard to do as finding proof that a certain person sold the drugs is extremely difficult. Nicholas Murray died at his apartment at The Pines of Wilmington on October 3rd. His mother got a call from one of his friends saying he had taken prescription drugs. The family believes the dealer who sold Murray the prescription drugs that lead to his death is still out there on the streets. Because Murray also may have contributed to his own death, it's hard to prosecute the dealer.

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