Man convicted in Minn. woman’s heroin OD death

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Minneapolis man of third-degree murder in the heroin overdose death of a 19-year-old woman in central Minnesota.

The Morrison County jury deliberated about three hours before convicting 30-year-old Keon (KEE’-ahn) “Bird” Mangun (MAN’-gun) on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Mangun sold heroin to another man in north Minneapolis on Feb. 28, 2012. The other man then allegedly provided that heroin to 19-year-old Miranda Gosiak (GAH’-shik) of Little Falls, who died of an overdose in Little Falls.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 27.

The man accused of giving the heroin to Gosiak, 26-year-old Brandon Bedford of Little Falls, also is charged with third-degree murder. Prosecutor Todd Kosovich says a warrant was issued for Bedford’s arrest after he failed to show for his scheduled jury trial in September.

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