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A Step Towards Justice For Mac Miller

One of the men who contributed to Miller’s death pleads guilty.

POSTEDBYGIULIA CASTAGNARO

As fans of Mac Miller know, the American rapper tragically passed away due to a drug overdose in 2018, at the young age of 26. A year later, three men – Stephen Andrew Walter, Ryan Reavis and Cameron James Pettit – were charged with having contributed to Miller’s fatal overdose by distributing the drugs that resulted in the rapper’s death. Pettit was the one who allegedly sold counterfeit oxycodone pills, which actually contained fentanyl. He received the pills from Reavis, and Walter was the supplier.

Last week, Stephen Walter accepted a plea deal. He plead guilty for supplying the counterfeit pills and agreed to a 17-year long prison sentence. Walter’s lawyer stated that ‘the new charge takes out the death allegation’. There will be a hearing on November 8th, where a judge will decide whether or not to accept this plea deal.

Although Walter’s prison sentence cannot atone for all the pain caused to Miller’s family and friends, including his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande who dedicated the heartwarming lyrics ‘wish I could say “thank you” to Malcom, ‘Cause he was an angel’ in her song ‘Thank U, Next’, charging the men involved can be a step in the right direction, holding them accountable for their contribution in Miller’s death.

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