SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – A man has been sentenced to State Prison for Reckless Manslaughter in connection to his girlfriend's 2008 death, according to Schenectady County District Attorney Robert Carney.
Carney said that Ainsworth Barnes, 49, was sentenced to 3 ½ to 7 years in prison on Tuesday.
In November 2013, Barnes pleaded guilty to 2nd Degree Manslaughter for the death of Kassendra Miller. Miller died at the age of 36 at Barnes' Hamburg Street home after Barnes had helped her apply time-release patches of the painkiller Fentanyl.
Carney stated "Mr. Barnes did not act with malice, but he acted selfishly and with criminal recklessness by first giving Kassendra a powerful drug without a prescription, and then failing to act promptly to get her medical help when it became clear that she was in distress."
During Tuesday's sentencing, the victim's mother described her daughter as a generous person who always tried to help those in need.